Engaging in teamwork with your spouse during your divorce may seem counterintuitive when you are dealing with the emotional strain. At the Law Office of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, we understand that it can be difficult to communicate effectively, and many couples are not able to do it without a third party present. However, according to USA Today, many experts say that cooperation during the divorce process is the surest way to reach a favorable outcome for everyone involved.
Even if you and your spouse are unable to sit down and have a conversation about the division of property, a parenting plan or other divorce matters, a collaborative approach is still an option. Assessors are often necessary for valuation of your assets, while financial advisors can be key in identifying all marital property and debt, assessing incomes and even helping you to come to an agreement over issues such as spousal support. Therapists are often helpful at lessening the emotional tensions so that it is easier for you and your spouse to work together, and to assist children in coming to terms with the separation and new living arrangements.
While some may associate divorce attorneys with acrimonious litigation, an attorney can have an important role in your amicable divorce, as well. Divorce lawyers facilitate paperwork, mediation and legal transactions to lessen the emotional, psychological and physical stress of the process. They may also be able to expedite the process of reaching the final divorce decree, which could lower the expenses involved. Visit our website for more information about the benefits of collaborative approaches to dissolving your marriage.