Going through a divorce is obviously a very stressful process, and what can make it even more emotionally and mentally taxing, would be to have your divorce records available to the public eye. One of the biggest advantages of choosing Collaborative Divorce is that it keeps all of the details of your divorce private.
If your case is litigated in the court system, members of the public can find out all details of your case, including your children. Chances are you wouldn’t want relatives or your kids reading up on every detail, especially when the divorce becomes very messy and there is a lot of conflict. It can feel like an invasion of privacy and make relationships very uncomfortable.
Not to mention, in court, many lawyers will strategize with their clients to bring up the most sensitive things about the other parent and the relationship to sway the sympathies of the judge in terms of parenting disputes without a thought as to how this could impact their future or relationships with their children. This could include very embarrassing things such as alcohol or drug abuse, or even physical and emotional abuse. Again, these declarations would be signed by and filed in public court.
Your financial information is also exposed when dealing with a court-based divorce. For most, the thought of having this on record for anyone to access can be quite unnerving.
With Collaborative Divorce, there is the help of coaches to better communicate, resolve issues, work out finances, and develop co-parenting plans. Both you and your spouse work towards making such plans and agreement by entering into good faith negotiations. It is a way to avoid the mudslinging that can happen in a court-based divorce and be more respectful of the person who you once loved enough to say “I do” to.
Choose Collaborative Divorce and move on with your life in the most positive way possible, with your private life kept private. Call Rahul for a FREE initial 20-minute consultation to ask any questions you may have and decide if the Collaborative process is the best choice for you and your partner.