Collaborative divorce isn’t for every couple, but for many it can be a healthier, less adversarial way to end the marriage while protecting your privacy. It keeps your divorce process out of court, and puts the control in your hands. You and your spouse have the opportunity to negotiate solutions that will have the best possible outcomes for everyone, including your children. And, you’ll have the support of specially trained attorneys and other experts who will help you reach agreements that everyone can be satisfied with.
Benefits of Collaborative Divorce
When the courts make decisions for you, the end result can make everyone unhappy. Collaborative divorce is tailored to your individual goals and wishes. We can get to the bottom of what each of you really want. Very often that means reaching an agreement, a give and take, that satisfies both of you.
When children are involved, we focus on creating the best future for them. Collaborative divorce can set you up for the best possible co-parenting situation, maintaining the best family atmosphere for your kids.
The ugly details leading to the end of your marriage are kept private. They don’t go into the court filings and do not become a matter of public record.
You and your spouse control the process, not the courts. We, help and guide you, along with experts such as mental health professionals, child specialists, and divorce coaches.
Collaborative Divorce is not for Everyone
Collaborative divorce can lead to the best possible outcomes, but it is not for everyone. If you are not able to reach an agreement, you will both have to work with new attorneys and the experts who participated can no longer be involved. This protects you and allows you to speak openly and freely during the collaborative process. It prevents information that you and your spouse reveal during the collaborative process from being used against you in court if the process fails.
To learn more about the divorce process in South Carolina, please call the Law Office of J. Darrell Beckham, LLC, at 800-515-7615 to schedule your consultation. Mr. Beckham is located in Prosperity, SC, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.