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Washington Collaborative Divorce Lawyers Encourage Cooperation

Experienced family law attorneys help clients in the Issaquah area avoid litigation

A growing trend in family law, collaborative divorce allows couples to work through a non-confrontational, non-adversarial process to reach the best result for themselves and their children. At TrueTalkLegal, we help clients in the Issaquah area and throughout Washington achieve lasting and amicable settlements through the collaborative process. We are ready to help you dissolve your marriage in a manner that will save time, stress and expense.

Proven advocates guide clients through a cooperative process

In collaborative divorce, each spouse hires an attorney, and the four work together to reach the best arrangement for the future. They address all the same concerns as those discussed during a traditional divorce, including:

  • Child custody and visitation rights
  • Child support
  • Asset distribution
  • Marital debt division
  • Sale or possession of the marital home
  • Spousal support and temporary support

However, rather than resolving conflicts out in court, the couple and their attorneys privately work in a manner that reduces stress and anxiety and moves quickly toward resolution.

Knowledgeable counselors advise on the potential benefits

The advantages of collaborative divorce are many:

  • Additional privacy — Since the agreement is worked out in private rather than in court, personal information is held in confidence, and there is much less of a public record.
  • Time savings — The collaborative process goes much more quickly than one that involves scheduled court appearances and formal discovery.
  • Cost savings — Attorney fees are lower because of the reduced time factor.
  • Less emotional turmoil — The act of dealing with your former spouse in a cooperative manner means that you do not face as much stress.

If the collaborative process doesn’t work for you, you can easily transition to a traditional divorce. You and your spouse will hire new attorneys, so none of the private matters discussed in the collaborative meetings can be used in the adversarial process.

The cooperative process is not suitable for all couples

For collaborative divorce to succeed, an atmosphere of trust must exist. This is not possible in marriages where there has been domestic violence or emotional abuse. Such divorces are better suited to the adversarial process of the court.

Contact a reliable Washington collaborative divorce attorney

If you believe the collaborative divorce process could work for you, call TrueTalkLegal at 253-848-4208 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Issaquah office. We’ll give you all the information you need to move forward to a more hopeful future.