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Murfreesboro Collaborative Divorce Lawyer

Forego contentious divorce with the help of a Tennessee collaborative divorce lawyer

Whether through close friends, coworkers or celebrities, we have witnessed how bitter and contentious divorce can be. However, there is a better alternative, which allows spouses to work together to reach an equitable settlement regarding their divorce and a compromised parenting plan if there are children involved. This process is collaborative law. At the Law Office of David L. Scott, our Murfreesboro divorce attorney focuses on the best interests of your entire family. Attorney Scott has assisted countless spouses in reaching an amicable decision regarding their divorce, without going to court. He encourages collaborative options whenever possible and provides a thorough explanation of this unique approach to settling a divorce.

What is collaborative divorce?

Collaborative divorce is a legal process that is utilized to help resolve a divorce case without going to court. Like with a litigated case, each party has his or her own legal counsel. These attorneys represent the client’s interests and assist in the negotiation process. However, one important difference is that the attorneys are committed to settlement and agree not to litigate the case. The spouses and their lawyers work on the divorce settlement through a series of meetings. If a settlement is not reached, the spouses must hire different attorneys to litigate the case.

Benefits of collaborative divorce

Collaborative divorce offers a number of important benefits to both participants of the process. Some of the key benefits include:  

  • Cost effectiveness - Collaborative divorces tend to cost less than litigated cases. In a litigated case, an attorney must often spend a significant amount of time preparing for the case by making and responding to discovery requests. He or she may also file motions with the court. Then, he or she must prepare for the actual hearing.

  • Confidentiality - Collaborative divorce is confidential in nature. Not only can the parties not discuss what was said during the process, the attorneys who represent them cannot either. When dealing with sensitive family issues, this is an attractive incentive.

  • Customized agreement - One of the most important aspects of the collaborative divorce process is the ability of the spouses to focus on what is important to them. With the help of their attorneys, they are able to create an agreement that is particularly tailored to their needs. They do not have to include typical provisions that are found in local court orders so long as the agreement that they reach is legal and voluntarily entered into. With this approach, the needs of both parties can be met. This process also encourages both spouses to be active participants in the family matter, providing for a greater likelihood that the agreement will be one that both spouses are satisfied with.

  • Amicable process - The collaborative divorce process is cooperative by nature. Therefore, it provides a more amicable way for spouses to end their relationship than the adversarial nature of litigation. The parties work together and share information to help you make informed decisions, including financial information and information about children. Since parties communicate directly with each other, information is less likely to be lost in translation. Spouses can take the time necessary to reach an equitable solution.

Contact a skilled Murfreesboro collaborative divorce lawyer today for guidance

Lawyers who work in collaborative law must be specially trained and value the importance of good-faith negotiations and confidentiality. Murfreesboro divorce attorney David Scott of the Law Office of David L. Scott provides reliable legal representation to spouses going through divorce and offers collaborative divorce as an option. Schedule a free, confidential consultation by calling 615-896-7656 or contact us by email.

 
 
 

 

 

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Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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Nashville, TN 37205

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