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Considering the collaborative approach for divorce settlements


When couples in Massachusetts decide to get married, many decisions go into making that desire a reality. The same goes for divorce. When a marriage turns sour, the choice to dissolve the marriage is often a very difficult reality to face. No matter the reason the couple decides to part ways, the divorce process often means facing a difficult decision-making process, which often includes major issues such as property division.

A recent report indicates that choosing the divorce route could be a major decision because it not only affects the dissolution process but could also impact the divorced couples' future. This might also mean modifying or altering the divorce agreement, which means more filing, court dates and financial hardships.

Just like no two divorces are the same, not all divorces can be handled the same way. This is especially true for those who are seeking to minimize the financial pitfalls and disputes involved in the process. A collaborative approach seeks to open the communication channels and provide a setting for an amicable divorce. Although this process could save the divorcing couple litigation costs, some divorces need and require the court system to properly resolve divorce and family law issues.

Divorce can be an extremely emotional and difficult event, and for those divorcing that simply cannot communicate or get along, the collaborative approach may not benefit them. This is also true for those seeking to get out of an abusive or high-conflict relationship. In those cases, litigation is most suitable.

No matter why a couple decided to divorce, they should understand that they have various options and routes when it comes to reaching an amicable divorce agreement. Whether they reach a settlement together or through the court system, they should understand how the process works and how to deal with future issues if they present themselves down the line.

Source: CNBC, "Avoid divorce settlement blunders," Elizabeth MacBride, Nov. 3, 2013

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