Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma & Nebraska Collaborative Divorce Attorneys Available to Assist
Many couples are increasingly turning to collaborative divorce when their marriages end. In collaborative divorce, each spouse hires a trained collaborative lawyer. Spouses sit down with their lawyers and talk through matters. Often, they bring in additional professionals who can lend their perspectives. These include divorce coaches, financial neutrals, and psychologists.
If issues cannot be resolved through collaboration and if the spouses wish to go to court, the current attorneys must withdraw from the case. New trial attorneys must be hired before the matter can be taken to trial.
At Stange Law Firm, PC, Founding Partner Kirk Stange, and Managing Partner Kelly Davidzuk are trained collaborative divorce lawyers who are members of the Missouri Collaborative Institute. If you want to pursue a collaborative divorce, contact us today. You can also visit our webpage on collaborative divorce titled: Collaborative Divorce Representation.
The Advantages of Collaborative Divorce: Why it Can Work
Our clients often find that, by sitting down and resolving issues, they can reduce the cost of divorce and the impact on the children involved. Collaborative divorce also gives them more control over critical issues. It is also more private and avoids potentially embarrassing pleadings or motions in a court file. Further, they can make those decisions for themselves instead of waiting for a judge’s decision.
Collaborative divorce only works when the parties are willing to talk. The parties attempt to resolve their situation by sitting across the table with their attorney present with them. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we are dedicated to straightforward representation in collaborative divorce that works to our client’s advantage.
We also use mediation techniques and other alternative dispute-resolution methods to resolve matters quickly and effectively for our clients. These practical solutions save families money and reduce the stress that a divorce can bring to a family.
Multi-State Family Law and Divorce Mediation Lawyers in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska
Mediation is another option for parties to consider. In mediation, the parties sit together with a neutral mediator (and no attorney generally being present with them, unlike collaborative law). A mediator tries to facilitate discourse between the parties such that they can reach an agreement. In many instances, multiple sessions, as part of a thorough process, can eventually help parties reach an agreement privately outside of court.
If an agreement can be reached, the mediator generally puts this agreement in writing. The parties then hire separate counsel to file settlement paperwork in court and obtain a judge’s approval.
If you are interested in mediation, contact us today. Stange Law Firm, PC has multiple mediators who can help you, including Kirk Stange, Kelly Davidzuk, and Antony Jones.
Find Out More About Collaborative Divorce and Mediation
You can read more about collaborative divorce and mediation in articles titled: Collaborative Divorce: An Alternative to Adversarial Court Proceedings, Key Differences Between Mediation and Collaborative Divorce, and How to Make Mediation Work.
Further, you can listen to a podcast that we did on this topic as well titled: Collaborative Divorce Versus Mediation.
Contact Our Multi-State Collaborative Divorce Lawyers in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska
Contact us online or by phone to schedule a confidential consultation at our convenient locations in St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia, Wichita, Topeka, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Omaha, Lincoln, and beyond.