Summit County Lawyers
Not all divorces involve expensive, adversary litigation in a divorce court. Some couples end their marriages amicably and outside of the courtroom. If you and your spouse are ready to negotiate a divorce settlement, a "collaborative law" approach is very often a better solution.
The attorneys at Day Ketterer Ltd. have experience assisting clients through the collaborative law process. We will negotiate on your behalf and work toward a harmonious divorce.
Contact a Hudson domestic collaborative law attorney at our firm to learn about the collaborative process and develop a divorce strategy that fits your needs.
Understanding Collaborative Law
Resolving your divorce through the "collaborative law" process is far different from traditional divorce proceedings. In the collaborative law methodology, the parties and their lawyers strive to reach an agreement outside of the court system. Your divorce will not be dictated by a court calendar. The process is informal and free of the adversarial nature of the courtroom.
A key element of a collaborative divorce is that the lawyers first contractually agree not to file divorce proceedings. The parties share all information informally and completely, through the guidance of each of their trained collaborative attorneys. You and your spouse will keep control of the key decisions in your divorce, rather than giving that power to a judge or a neutral third party. Together, we jointly strive to develop an agreement regarding all aspects of your divorce, including:
- Child custody or shared parenting plan
- Child support, if appropriate
- An equitable division of property
- Spousal support, if appropriate
Committed to Reaching Your Goals Collaboratively
When you hire our firm for your collaborative divorce, we will be contractually committed to refrain from litigation. If no agreement can be reached, your lawyer and your spouse's lawyer will be forced to withdraw as counsel for your subsequent divorce proceedings in court. Everyone thereby is motivated to reach an agreement.
Our attorneys are experienced negotiators and can help you reach a solution that works for you. When necessary, we will bring in parenting counselors, medical health professionals and business valuation experts to assist in the process. We will take all the steps necessary to secure a fair and complete divorce settlement.