Ten reasons why a collaborative divorce is preferable to high cost, high conflict divorces in Alberta
- Take control: You and your partner are the decision makers, not your respective divorce lawyers and the court.
- Less cost: A collaborative divorce agreement is much less costly than going to court to get an agreement.
- Children first: The interests of children are always put first and require mutual agreement.
- Less stress: Negotiate in a supportive environment, not in the highly adversarial atmosphere of a court.
- Complete support: Professional help to handle all your legal, financial and emotional issues, delivered by collaboratively trained family professionals, including Alberta divorce lawyers, financial counsellors, divorce coaches and mental health practitioners.
- No “losers”: The use of Interest-Based negotiation, focused on underlying needs, wants, values and objective, encourages the development of win-win solutions, creative problem solving and settlements that meet the needs of all family members.
- No secrets: Full financial disclosure, a key strength of the Collaborative divorce law process, allows both partners to reach a divorce settlement that each believes is fair.
- Long-term success: Achieve a lasting agreement that does not leave long-term emotional scars.
- Protect your privacy: Obtaining a divorce through the collaborative process means all your personal information will not be in the public record, which is what happens when a divorce is completed in court.
- Preserve your dignity: Working through issues in a supportive environment allows you to stay calm and reasonable, which is often not possible when you go through the traditional high stress, high conflict process.
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