Collaborative Divorce

Rockland County Collaborative Divorce Attorney

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Collaborative divorce is a truly empowering process that allows you to make the decisions regarding your life rather than a judge. Additionally, collaborative law offers a cost-effective and timely resolution to your divorce. As a collaborative divorce lawyer and treasurer of the Rockland Collaborative Law Network, Mark Paige is a strong supporter of this amicable approach to divorce. Collaborative law offers a no-court alternative to traditional litigated divorce. It can help provide a healthy, hopeful transition through this time of change. Separating and divorcing are never easy, but when couples and their attorneys choose a non-adversarial approach, the entire family can benefit. If you need a quality collaborative law attorney, contact our firm for a consultation.

How collaborative law works

The parties and their attorneys sign a participation agreement in which they agree to settle the divorce out of court. Both parties will agree to full and complete disclosure. If you are interested in having control of your life rather than a judge who is not familiar with you or your children, collaborative divorce may be an option for you. When the process is successful, we will draft a marital separation agreement. This agreement states the decisions made regarding property division, child custody, child support, and other divorce-related issues. The separation agreement cannot be appealed. Each party contributes to the separation agreement and will not sign an agreement he/she is not comfortable with.

The benefits of collaborative divorce

Collaborative law is a beneficial process for all involved, including children. Collaborative law allows people to make decisions regarding their future. When both spouses are involved in making decisions, it is much more likely that they will be amicable towards each other after the divorce decree is issued. Divorced couples who work together through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) are more likely to work together in the future, setting a good example for their children.

Why collaborative divorce works

Collaborative divorce does not have a winner and a loser. In collaborative divorce, both parties share these common goals:

  • Being heard and understood
  • Financial and emotional protection
  • Minimizing the impact on the children
  • Reduction of stress and expense

Contact a Rockland County collaborative divorce attorney

The Law Offices of Mark S. Paige, P.C. has been a legal resource for over 25 years to clients in the Hudson Valley. Alternative dispute resolution can benefit a family in turmoil. If you are interested in finding out more about this alternative to contested divorce, contact our firm. We are ready to provide the quality legal guidance needed to effectively protect your rights and interests through the divorce process and ensure that the result is fair and just. If you need quality legal support through the collaborative divorce process, contact our firm for a consultation.