Collaborative Divorce Process

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What is Collaborative
Divorce?

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is a process that gives couples more support than mediation alone.

In collaborative divorce couples draw from a variety of professionals, including financial, parenting and mental health experts.

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The Process

Divorce is a process itself, but it can be handled in a number of ways.  Determining which way is right for you requires getting information, and then coming to a decision.

People in the Seattle area who want a less-contentious, more cost-effective divorce may prefer using Rhe as an Attorney Consultant.  This allows you to take control of your divorce while still getting expert advice and making informed decisions.  And it is generally less expensive.

Couples who need help getting past their emotions to talk to each other about their divorce may find mediation helpful.  A mediator helps the parties listen to each other, pushes the couple to move past their emotions to reach agreement, and sometimes offers a different perspective for finding resolution.

Couples who need a lot of help due to unusual, difficult or complicated issues may wish to participate in the collaborative law process with Rhe as their divorce lawyer.  Less complicated matters can be resolved in a Cooperative divorce where the parties either share an attorney or have their attorneys work together to reach agreements that benefit both of them.

Unmarried people seeking non-contentious dissolutions of their relationships are welcome to use the same processes as divorcing couples because the process for an intimate, committed relationship is nearly identical as that for divorce.

If a couple is certain that traditional, contentious divorce is not for them, but unclear which non-contentious path is best, call Rhe Zinnecker for consultation.

Rhe will explain the differences and help you decide on a path that is right for you.

The Divorce Process in Seattle and King County

Divorces in King County, Washington, are handled through the King County Superior Court, with courthouses in both downtown Seattle and Kent. King County requires the use of Washington State Pattern Forms, which can be found online at www.courts.wa.gov/forms.

 

What is Collaborative
Divorce?

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is a process that gives couples more support than mediation alone.

In collaborative divorce couples draw from a variety of professionals, including financial, parenting and mental health experts.

more on
collaborative divorce


About Seattle Divorce Attorney Rhe Zinnecker