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What to Know About Collaborative Divorce in New Jersey

It is important to understand that if you are going through a divorce, it does not have to happen in a courtroom. There are many dispute resolution methods available in New Jersey. One of the most effective ones is collaborative divorce. Reach out to our experienced New Jersey divorce attorneys to learn more about this method and how our legal team can best serve you.

What is a collaborative divorce in New Jersey?

The goal of a collaborative divorce is to allow families to work together and reach settlement agreements in their divorce. The most common issues that are discussed and resolved during a collaborative divorce include child custody, child support, alimony, and spousal support, equitable distribution of marital assets, and more.

If you are interested in learning more about collaborative divorce in New Jersey, do not hesitate to reach out to Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark today to discuss the specifics of your case and your options.

What are the benefits of collaborative divorce?

There are several benefits of collaborative divorce in New Jersey. It is important to note that you do not have to have a great relationship with your former spouse in order to respectfully work together through your marital issues. Some of the most common ways that collaborative divorces have helped our clients include the following:

  • Greater flexibility of spouses to come up with terms of their settlement agreement that meets their individual needs
  • The process is less contentious and often times less stressful for spouses and their families alike
  • For parents, choosing collaborative divorce sends the message to children that you are able to work together and avoid unnecessary fighting
  • Simplified process
  • Better relationships moving forward
  • Reduced timeline and therefore reduced costs of divorce

What is a participation agreement?

Spouses who choose to go through a collaborative divorce are expected to sign a Participation Agreement before the process begins. The attorneys involved are also required to sign the agreement. This agreement places both parties with the responsibility to exert the most effort to make the process run as smoothly as possible. The document describes their responsibilities and promotes each party to work together. If the process is not victorious, the agreement prevents each spouses’ attorney from representing them in litigation. This document also assures that their attorneys are not pushing the spouse to take legal action and bring the divorce to court.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this agreement, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced firm today to speak with one of our dedicated divorce attorneys. Our legal team is committed to helping you navigate through this process and ensuring that you and your future are protected.

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If you need an experienced legal team to guide you through your divorce, contact Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark L.L.C today.