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Guiding You Through The Collaborative Divorce Process

Many people envision divorce as a long, drawn-out adversarial process where there are clear winners and losers. While there are some divorce cases that can only be resolved through litigation, there are alternative methods of dispute resolution that can enable you to reach an agreement on your terms. Collaborative law allows divorcing couples to utilize a structured and thoughtful process to terminate their marriage with dignity. The collaborative process has several advantages that may be right for you. Call me today to discuss if this is the right approach for you. I am attorney Zachary D. smith, a board-certified Family Law Specialist who can help guide you through the Collaborative divorce process.

I am attorney Zachary D. Smith, a board-certified family law specialist who can help guide you through the collaborative divorce process. I understand effective negotiation strategies and will make myself available to address your questions and concerns at every stage of the process.

The Benefits Of Collaborative Law

If you and your ex are largely in agreement with how to resolve the major issues in your divorce proceeding, the collaborative law approach may be right for you. There are a number of benefits to reaching a collaborative divorce agreement, including:

Identifying and asserting your interests: When you go through the collaborative law process, you are able to focus on the things that are most important to you. I can help you identify your goals and craft negotiations around the best way to help you achieve your goals.

Ending your marriage with dignity: Terminating your marriage involves untangling your marital lives, setting boundaries, dividing assets, establishing support, and creating a plan for your children (if you have them). The termination of your marriage can be the commencement of lengthy and significant entanglement. The Collaborative law process allows you to establish a new way of problem solving that will serve you into the future.

Creative solutions: Perhaps the biggest benefit to a collaborative divorce is that you have the power to shape your agreement. A judge does not have to make any decisions for you if you and your spouse are able to effectively negotiate with one another. The collaborative process can reveal a wide range of options that can help you find the creative solution that will best suit your needs and interests.

Is Collaborative Divorce Right For You? Contact Me To Learn More.

I am a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals and the Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals. To learn how the collaborative process may benefit you, call me at 513-275-1164 or send me an email.