Collaborative Divorce

Family Law

Collaborative divorce in Arizona is a process where spouses work together with trained professionals, including lawyers, financial experts, and mental health experts, to reach an agreement as to the terms of their divorce without going to court.  Collaborative divorce is voluntary and it requires both parties to commit to resolving their issues outside of court.  Aaron Blase and Oksana Holder are collaboratively-trained attorneys, and members of Collaborative Professionals of Phoenix.

Each spouse is represented by their own collaboratively-trained attorney.  Additional professionals, such as a financial advisor, a communication coach, or a child specialist, may also be involved to address specific needs.

The collaborative divorce process emphasizes open communication and cooperation between the spouses to reach a mutually acceptable agreement.  Collaborative divorce allows for more personalized and creative solutions to divorce issues, including property division, child decision-making and parenting time, child support, and spousal maintenance payments.

If the collaborative process fails to produce an agreement, both of the parties’ attorneys must withdraw, and the parties must seek new legal representation if they choose to pursue litigation.

The primary goal of collaborative divorce is to find solutions that meet the needs and interests of both spouses and their children, while minimizing conflict and anxiety.  Collaborative divorce is almost always a faster and less-expensive alternative to traditional litigated divorce.

Once an agreement is reached, it is documented into a Consent Decree of Dissolution, and in some cases a Property Settlement Agreement, and filed with the court, becoming legally binding once it is approved by a judge.

Collaborative divorce offers divorcing spouses a cooperative and flexible approach to resolving their divorce-related issues with the assistance of trained professionals, where the team is focused on reaching mutually beneficial agreements while avoiding the adversarial nature of litigation.

Contact The Experienced Arizona Divorce Team at Scottsdale Family Law Today

Divorce can be a difficult process to navigate, but you do not have to go through it alone. Let the Scottsdale family Law team help you through the process. To schedule an appointment, just give us a call at 602-279-1900 or fill out the contact form on this site.

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