Get Divorced Without Going to Court
In order to understand what a collaborative divorce is, it is best to first understand what it is not. Traditional divorce litigation involves a court process and can be difficult and contentious. Both parties are represented by separate attorneys. Both are fighting for their own interests. The process can be lengthy and very financially draining. Moreover, the very nature of the court process encourages contention and disagreement between the parties.
In a collaborative divorce process, while both parties still have their own representing attorneys, the focus is different. At Godwin Bowman PC, we use collaborative family law to help our clients reach effective, holistic resolutions that focus on cooperation and understanding as opposed to competition and divisiveness. Not only does this foster a result you will both be confident in and at peace with, but it also prioritizes a long-term working relationship that will encourage future cooperation between you both and facilitate an environment that is good for your children.