Working Together With A Collaborative Divorce
Getting a divorce does not mean that you have to go through a hard-fought battle with your spouse to get results that will leave you with years of regret. Instead, you can shape how your divorce resolves through the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) of a Collaborative divorce. Even when you are working together with your spouse, you still need to be sure you are defending your best interests with the help of a family law attorney.
At Velzen Law Office, PLLC, you can find the help of a Michigan attorney who is trained in ADR for divorce and can help you with yours. Attorney Randall (Randy) Velzen has years of experience that you can turn into your benefit for your divorce.
Why Choose To Collaborate?
Collaboration is a method of divorce that can benefit everyone involved, but only if each side is committed to working together through the process. In Collaboration, a couple will work together with a coach, (a neutral trained professional) and negotiation to come to agreeable terms in all areas of their divorce, such as:
- Asset debt division
- Child and related issues
- Child support and alimony (cash flow issues)
Even with the idea of working together in mind, it is still in both spouses’ best interests to have their own attorney. There also is a coach in every case. Also, in more complicated cases we include a financial specialist to make the process more efficient. It is more efficient because only one trained expert examines all the financial assets and liabilities. Then both attorneys can review the final summarized information created by the financial specialist to make sense of everything so the attorneys can make sure their clients are getting a fair deal. This way, they can lessen the risk of giving up more than necessary, keep sight of what is important in their divorce, and settle things while saving time and energy. Additionally, because you are working on this outside of a courtroom, you can schedule the divorce timeline in a way that suits everyone.
Begin Collaborating Today
If you want to learn more about how collaborative divorce can help you move into the next chapter of your life on your terms, and with dignity and respect, contact Randy today. Call his Grand Rapids office at 616-588-5455 or email him here to schedule your initial consultation today. Once you become a client of the firm, you will be given his private phone number and email address so you can contact him directly.