Divorce can be a painstaking process of dividing your lives, your finances, your debt, and your children. Is there really anything that spouses can do to make the divorce process easier, and to divorce without regret, shame, guilt, or remorse?
There is no rule that you must leave your marriage hating your spouse, harboring anger towards them, or with shame about a failed marriage. You can leave your marriage with respect for the marriage and for the time you spent as a family. You can leave your marriage with your dignity intact. It’s all a matter of shifting the way you think about the divorce process.
Often, it’s the actual divorce process that creates an even more chaotic situation in the lives of two people who seek to end their marriage.
COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE – A RESPECTFUL WAY TO DIVORCE
Divorce is a painful and emotionally stressful time for everyone. That’s why more couples are turning to the collaborative divorce process.
In the collaborative divorce process, a highly trained team of professionals work together with you and your spouse to develop a fair, open and child centered resolution. The collaborative divorce process allows you and your spouse to reach your own agreement, while promoting positive co-parenting post-divorce. If you and your spouse want to avoid the court battle, collaborative divorce may be an alternative for you.
YOUR CHOICE – YOUR WAY
Who knows your family and their needs better than you and your spouse? The collaborative divorce process empowers divorcing couples – allowing you and your spouse to maintain total control of the outcome of your divorce. You and your spouse make your choices, your way – choices that make sense for your family.
In collaborative divorce, the emphasis is placed transparency and teamwork. Through open and honest discussion, the collaborative process encourages you and your spouse to communicate with one another to create and assess options. Through these options, you and your spouse can reach a settlement that satisfies everyone’s needs – tailored to the needs and interests of your family and allowing you and your spouse to keep your private matters private.
GRAND RAPIDS COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE ATTORNEY SERVING KENT, OTTAWA, AND ALLEGAN COUNTY.
At Schmitt Law, PLLC we encourage clients to take a more collaborative approach to divorce that promotes positive communication and cooperation. Laurie K. Schmitt, founder of Schmitt Law, PLLC, is an Attorney, Mediator, and Collaborative Divorce lawyer. When possible, she guides her clients through amicable divorce settlements so they can move forward with their life. Contact Laurie at (616) 608-4634 to schedule a consultation to discuss the collaborative divorce process and how it can benefit you.