Are you considering a collaborative divorce? Greenville divorce lawyer J. Michael Turner, Jr. can represent your interests and guide you through the process. Contact us today to learn more and talk about your case.
Legal Representation in Collaborative Divorce Proceedings
Spouses getting divorced are unlikely to agree on everything, however, if there is an open line of communication and a commitment to negotiate in good faith, a collaborative divorce may be right for you. When it is appropriate, and with both parties represented by legal counsel who are aware of the desire to proceed collaboratively, it can give the parties more control over the final decisions in their case.
What is Collaborative Divorce?
A collaborative divorce is an approach to divorce proceedings where the spouses agree to mediate issues openly. While it is still a legal proceeding, the parties commit to sharing information and negotiating in good faith. The goal is to resolve the case efficiently and avoid a protracted and costly legal battle.
Is Collaborative Divorce Right for Me?
Collaborative divorce may be right for you if:
- You have a good idea of marital assets: If you are not in the dark about marital assets, and you do not believe the other party is hiding financial information, you have an equal playing field to discuss the division of assets and debts.
- You want more control over the divorce judgment: By negotiating, the parties can tailor a judgment to their specific needs. This control allows them to work out an agreement in greater detail than they would likely receive through contested litigation.
- Parties are open to negotiation: Both parties must be willing to participate and discuss issues openly. They should appreciate the benefits of discussion and negotiation.
- There is no domestic abuse: When there is a history of domestic abuse, the parties cannot have an equal playing field to discuss the case. Collaborative divorce is the right approach when there is no history of abuse between the parties.
Each party has its own attorney, and they may consult with others if necessary to gather information like valuing a business or appraising a marital home. Even a case that is quite complex may be right for collaborative divorce. What matters most is that the parties are willing and able to engage in a collaborative process, appreciating how it can make the legal process easier.
Serving your legal interests
Getting divorced is a significant life event. You may be feeling many things – uncertainty, worry for the future, and preparation for change. It may seem like a long and combative court process only adds to the stress of the entire process. You may wonder if there is another way that can minimize the burden of the legal system.
Collaborative divorce may be the answer. By choosing the collaborative divorce process, you and your spouse can openly negotiate. If collaborative divorce is right for you, it can be a good way to resolve your divorce quietly and efficiently. It is important to have an experienced lawyer representing your interests.
At Turner Family Law, we believe that collaborative divorce can be a positive tool for divorcing couples. We also know that a person’s interests must be represented to reach a favorable result. You must identify what needs to be resolved in the case, negotiate effectively, and carefully draft your final judgment.
Greenville collaborative divorce lawyer Michael Turner works on behalf of his clients to reach their goals in family court. He represents divorcing spouses and is experienced in using the collaborative divorce process effectively. To see how Michael Turner can help, contact us now for a private consultation about your case.
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Michael Turner is a divorced father himself. It is his goal to use his knowledge of the legal process and nearly 20 years of experience to help his clients achieve their desired outcome. That means using alternative resolutions like collaborative divorce when it is appropriate. It is his goal to resolve your case in the way that is right for you, and in the manner that is best for you.
He can help you determine if collaborative divorce is right for you. Then, he can assist you throughout the process, identifying key issues, using a legal strategy to prioritize your interests, and drafting your final paperwork.
To talk to collaborative divorce lawyer Michael Turner today, contact us. He handles cases in Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas. Call or message us now.