Collaborative Divorce: Is it the right choice for my later-life divorce in Virginia?

Posted on Apr 21, 2011 by Hofheimer Family Law

If you’re a woman facing a later-life divorce in Virginia, you might want to consider a collaborative divorce. In a collaborative divorce, your divorce is a team effort, rather than an adversarial process.

A collaborative divorce gives you access to professional guidance that can help you make better decisions and find more creative solutions during your divorce.
You and your soon-to-be-ex will each have a Virginia divorce attorney and a divorce coach of your own. There will also be one financial specialist and one child specialist, both of whom are neutral.

All that’s required of you and your spouse during your collaborative divorce is that you be civil and cooperative with one another and with the team. You also agree not to pursue litigation against each other during the collaborative divorce process.

In a later-life divorce, the partners are more mature, so they may be better able to negotiate and talk honestly about their assets and post-divorce arrangements. They may also be more interested in a divorce that doesn’t lead to as much emotional and financial stress.

Collaborative divorce is not for everyone but if you’re going through a later life divorce and you feel that you and your spouse can work together to end your marriage in peace, it’s worth looking into.

Whatever your reasons for considering a later-life divorce, you should seek the advice of a Virginia divorce attorney.

Contacting a Virginia Divorce Attorney

The decision to file for divorce usually comes at the end of a long and painful journey. In addition to the emotional turmoil involved, there’s also a lot of fear and uncertainty about what the future holds. Concerns about children, mortgages, and even just paying the bills or buying groceries can easily become overwhelming.

A Virginia divorce attorney at Hofheimer Family Law Firm can examine the specifics of your case to help you decide how much support to ask for, what child custody arrangement will work best for you and your children, and how to fairly divide your marital assets. Request a FREE copy of our divorce book for women in Virginia, or reserve your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.