When a California married couple chooses divorce as the most viable option to resolving their relationship disputes, they may want to find a way to sever their ties without going to court. Especially if they have children, there is typically quite a bit of negotiating that must take place before each spouse can move forward to his or her own future lifestyle. Collaborative law may help those seeking out-of-court settlements.
The last thing those going through divorce want is to enter long, drawn-out battles in court that result in flared tempers, emotional outbursts and contentious disputes regarding any number of issues. Avoiding this type of nightmarish situation is one of the reasons many people in California are choosing alternative dispute resolution methods, such as collaborative law. The concept has helped many divorcing couples enter structured negotiations alongside personal legal representation to work out differences in a solution-oriented setting.
There is a stereotypical way that many people think about divorce. Most people immediately think of two spouses angrily yelling at each other when they are getting a divorce. They lose all sense of civil discourse and they can't agree on anything. Every issue in the divorce is dragged out as long as possible, and it take a big courtroom showdown to finalize all of the complexities in their divorce.