Collaborative divorce is a process where spouses work together outside of court to decide the terms of their divorce agreement. Collaborative divorce allows spouses to speak openly in a safe and nonconfrontational environment while having their attorneys present to provide advice. At Voit Family Law, PLLC, attorney Catherine H. Voit has helped numerous clients use this process to reduce the stress, time and cost of getting divorced. She is adept at helping clients create solutions that fit their needs and circumstances while preserving family relationships.
Similar to divorce mediation, collaborative divorce is a cooperative process that enables couples to reach a comprehensive divorce settlement they can present to the court for approval, thereby avoiding a trial. There are many similarities to mediation, such as:
While the process is not for everyone, especially couples with a history of domestic violence and those who cannot meet without being antagonistic toward each other, many find it and divorce mediation less stressful ways to end their marriage. But there are also important differences between collaborative divorce and mediation:
These are the basic steps in a collaborative divorce:
If the collaborative process sounds like a good fit for your situation, Catherine H. Voit can help. Catherine is a seasoned collaborative divorce attorney who provides guidance on how to best achieve the short- and long-term goals you have for yourself, your children and your finances. In the event that you and your spouse cannot reach an agreement, Catherine can refer you to a qualified family law attorney who can take your case from there.
With more than 25 years of experience in family law, Catherine H. Voit is ready to help you navigate the collaborative divorce process. Call Voit Family Law, PLLC today at 484-881-3185 or contact the firm online to set up your initial consultation. Catherine represents clients in the greater Chester County area, including all surrounding cities, Montgomery County and Delaware County.