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Handling Your Complex Family Matters Outside Of Court

Divorce does not have to be a Wars of the Roses. In dissolving a marriage, it is often in both of the spouses’ interests to resolve their disputes, divide the marital property, and deal with child support issues amicably and without the need for an ugly, drawn-out and expensive legal battle. Sometimes contesting a divorce and litigating the issues is the only solution for a spouse who is unwilling to compromise, but for those who wish to part ways as promptly and harmoniously as possible, collaborative divorce offers an avenue to achieve that result.

Collaborative family law is a relatively new legal alternative for those wishing to reach an amicable divorce settlement agreement. Using our knowledge of collaborative law, our family law attorneys are able to help our clients develop creative, workable and enduring divorce agreements.

To learn more about collaborative divorce and its benefits, call Katzman & Katzman, P.C., in Indianapolis, Indiana, at 317-973-0881.

What Is Collaborative Law?

One of our Indianapolis family law lawyers, Jordyn Katzman McAfee, is certified in collaborative law. For Ms. McAfee, collaborative divorce offers her clients the environment and opportunity to deal respectfully and fairly with their spouses in dissolving the marriages. The focus in collaborative divorce is on promptly reaching a fair, out-of-court settlement — not on winning or losing — so that both parties can move forward with their lives.

In a collaborative divorce, both spouses will have a collaboratively trained divorce attorney. Both parties and their attorneys will sign an agreement that states they will reach an out-of-court divorce settlement. The attorneys then assist the clients in negotiating that settlement. The legal decisions are not imposed by judges. Rather, each spouse plays an integral role in making decisions regarding the divorce and its related issues such as:

  • Child custody and visitation
  • Property division
  • Spousal support
  • Other family law issues

In the vast majority of cases, collaborative law is highly effective. However, if the collaborative process fails and the matter must be taken to court, each party will need to retain a new attorney.

Contact Our Attorneys For Assistance With Your Family Law Disputes

Schedule an appointment with our collaborative law attorneys to begin building and protecting the next stage of your life. For professional, experienced and client-focused family law representation, call us at 317-973-0881 or contact us online.