3 Things to Know About Collaborative Divorce in Virginia

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 by Hofheimer Family Law

Virginia divorce is a legal procedure and emotional event that involves all areas of your life. Some people find that something as multi-faceted as divorce is best handled in a way that addresses specific areas of concern. For them, a Virginia collaborative divorce facilitated by a Virginia divorce attorney might be a good option.

Collaborative divorce involves a team of professionals who meet with the divorcing spouses to work out the details of their separation.

The collaborative divorce team generally consists of:

  • a divorce lawyer for each spouse;
  • a divorce coach for each spouse;
  • a financial specialist; and
  • a child specialist.

This group of qualified professionals is designed to address all the areas that might cause conflict between couples as they go their separate ways.

Traditional courtroom divorce in Virginia is an adversarial process, meaning that the partners are expected to oppose each other at every step of the way. When a couple decides to approach their divorce in a collaborative way, they agree to cooperate and work with the divorce team toward mutually agreeable solutions.

Alternative litigation doesn’t work for everyone, so it’s wise to evaluate your situation and speak with a Virginia divorce attorney to determine the best way to go with your Virginia divorce. The alternative litigation route is best for partners who are still on good terms and who are willing to compromise in some areas.

Contacting a Virginia Divorce Attorney

While we know that a collaborative divorce can’t eliminate the pain associated with the dissolution of a marriage, the Virginia women’s divorce attorneys at Hofheimer Family Law Firm want to help you to achieve a peaceful and successful resolution that will enable you and your children to move on with your lives and look ahead to the future.

Learn more about collaborative divorce and get closer to starting your new life with peace of mind – request a FREE copy of our guide, What Every Virginia Woman Should Know About Divorce, or reserve your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.