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What to understand about collaborative divorce

Individuals in Michigan and throughout the country may be able to use collaborative law principles to resolve issues related to support or property division. A primary benefit is that these divorce matters can be settled without the need to go to court. Collaborative law is aimed at helping people work together as opposed to against each other, so it is generally effective at obtaining a fair outcome in a civil way.

Collaboration may ease the pain of divorce

Michigan couples whose marriages are coming to an end may see the process with trepidation. Divorce can be one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. It can be a source of fear and anxiety and can have heavy financial and emotional costs. One of the ways to minimize the costs associated with the process is to seek out an attorney who practices collaborative divorce.

When mediation is helpful in the divorce process

Michigan couples may believe that going to court is the only way to resolve their divorce. However, it may be possible to resolve some or all outstanding issues by going to see a mediator. This may be true even if a divorce is an uncontested one. In some cases, divorces can become uncontested after mediation.

Advantages and disadvantages of an uncontested divorce

Some Michigan couples who are considering a divorce might wonder if they can get one that is uncontested. If the couple does not have a complicated situation regarding property division and child custody and can agree on these issues, an uncontested divorce may be possible. There is generally less paperwork in an uncontested divorce. If a party does not respond to the filing of an uncontested divorce, the divorce will be granted. However, if one spouse disagrees with an uncontested divorce, it cannot go forward.

Alternatives to traditional divorce representation

Many Michigan residents who are going through a divorce might want to represent themselves in court because they think that they cannot afford to retain an attorney. This is known as pro se representation. However, they may be concerned that going forward in this manner will create a huge disadvantage for their case.

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