When a California married couple decides to file for divorce, they must resolve numerous issues before a settlement can be achieved. If the couple has children together, things may be a bit more complicated because, as parents, they must decide where their kids will live and how their financial needs will be met. When spouses want to obtain a swift and amicable settlement, a collaborative law divorce may be the best option.
If things are fairly straightforward and both spouses are willing to peacefully discuss their differences regarding property division, custody, alimony or other issues, they may be able to reach an agreement out of court. This often helps keep related expenses lower than a divorce that is being litigated. The latter is more of a fight-to-win situation, whereas collaboration is a process designed for troubleshooting and peaceful problem solving between spouses.