Collaborative divorce attorneys Located in Red Bank, NJ
Most divorces take place under an atmosphere of fear, confrontation, and anger which is truly a shame. A divorce can be boiled down into a series of decisions, each of which will have an effect on you, your spouse, your children, and other individuals for the rest of their lives. These types of decisions should never be made during the heat of battle.
That is why the attorneys of Atkinson & DeBartolo, P.C. can provide representation in a ‘collaborative law’ divorce — one in which both sides elect to trust each other and the system to come to a fair conclusion. Both spouses and their lawyers agree to suspend the adversarial nature of a court proceeding. This means, among other things, that there are no secrets — all information held by both parties is shared openly with the other. Experts that are brought in are not ‘prepped’ by either side, and are instructed to be impartial. The focus is on a solution, not a judgment.
If you are considering divorce please contact our Monmouth County Collaborative Law Attorneys at our office in Red Bank NJ.
This kind of approach leads to several advantages. It is often faster and less expensive than an adversarial divorce, but that is the least important reason to choose this path. The real reasons supporting this method are that a collaborative law divorce leads to less lingering resentment, less feeling of betrayal by the children, and a much greater commitment to abide by the terms of the divorce than with a traditional divorce.
If you decide that it is important to have a contested, adversarial divorce, Atkinson & DeBartolo, P.C. will be there at your side, fighting for everything you think you deserve with all of our energy – however the advantages of a collaborative approach to a divorce or separation deserve careful consideration as well.