Working Together with your Partner can Speed-Up the Divorce Process
Collaborative divorce is a relatively new addition to Ohio law – the Ohio Collaborative Family Law Act, or Ohio Revised Code Sections 3105.41 to 3105.54, was only passed into law in 2013. However, the principles that led to the creation of this law have been used by family lawyers who were seeking a more humane, effective, and efficient way to solve family law issues since the 1900s. Divorcing partners seeking to pursue this option need to sign a collaborative law participation agreement, which states that all parties involved agree to resolve all issues using a reasonable approach, without intervention by the court. Both parties’ fundamental needs must be met, and disputes must be resolved through compromise where necessary.
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Divorce can be an incredibly complicated process to navigate, even when you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse are working together. At Grossman Law Offices, we understand the intricacies in this area of law. Over the 40+ years our doors have been open, we helped thousands of families and individuals secure the outcome they needed. Contact us today to discuss your case with one of our Columbus divorce lawyers and begin planning out your next steps.
Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce
Much like an uncontested divorce, a collaborative divorce provides the participants with a far less contentious alternative to court. With the help of an experienced family law lawyer, you can take advantage of the benefits of this process, including:
- A faster process;
- Lower costs due to the shorter amount of time a collaborative divorce tends to take;
- Confidential proceedings [alternatively, records for cases handled in court are all entered into the public record];
- Greater control of the final outcome [there won’t be a judge making the final decisions]; and
- A less strict and less formal setting.
If, at any point during the collaborative divorce process, you find yourself at an impasse, you reserve the right to alert your partner that you will be filing a contested divorce in court and move the proceedings there.
Work with a Firm you can Trust
While a collaborative divorce may allow you to avoid the most contentious parts of the process, it doesn’t mean you should walk into the negotiations without legal representation you can count on. Our Columbus divorce lawyers will work with you to ensure that you aren’t taken advantage of, and that you can move to the next phase of your life in the best position possible. Give us a call at (614) 344-4311 to speak with one of our Columbus divorce attorneys today, or fill out our online form to let us know about your situation and schedule a case consultation with our firm.