Tuesday, July 18, 2017
As a dedicated New Jersey Divorce Attorney, clients often ask me about collaborative divorce. Collaborative divorce is like mediation, but just remember you’re going to sign a piece of paper that say’s I’m not going to file the complaint for divorce. That could be a good thing, or it could be a bad thing. But I always think not going to court and filing a complaint for divorce is a good thing.
Collaborative divorce may not work for every individual, especially in a contested case where you have serious issues of financing, custody, and parenting. That would be the same concept if you’re thinking about going to an economic mediator first.
As a qualified economic mediator myself, I say to people, “You can do whatever you want with any economic mediator.” If you’re not the right person to get the economic mediator, to get the data and stuff to the economic mediator, he or she won’t be able to help you and your spouse.
It important to determine what the case is about before you determine whether you’re going to go to an economic mediator, or collaborative divorce. The main thing about collaborative divorce, remember; you’re going to say you’re not going to court. You’re going to try to deal with it on your own.
Are you unsure if collaborative divorce is the right choice for you? Contact our experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorney for advice.