Washington Collaborative Divorce Lawyer in Shoreline

Conflict Resolution, Compromise, and Peaceful Divorce Solutions

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The Shoreline, Washington collaborative divorce lawyers at Truce Law can help you divorce peacefully. Whether you and your spouse agree about how to divide your assets, accounts, home, and debts, and need help formalizing these decisions, or you need help understanding your rights and making fair decisions, the Shoreline, Washington collaborative divorce lawyers at Truce Law can be a crucial part of your team. We are skilled in the art of negotiation and understand the fine art of peaceful conflict resolution. Taking your divorce to court has risks. When you choose the traditional divorce process, your divorce attorney will prepare you for a court battle, whether or not you go to court. And those couples who do take their divorce to court because they can’t resolve their differences are often sent to mediation. Judges don’t want to make decisions they think a couple can and should make themselves. With the collaborative divorce process, you begin where these couples end up—at the negotiating table. Truce Law is a collaborative divorce law firm in Shoreline, Washington that can help you reach an agreement about how to divide assets, property, debts, and help you formalize your child custody decisions in a parenting plan. The best part about choosing the collaborative divorce process in Shoreline, Washington is that we can file your divorce paperwork by mail or electronically, eliminating the need for you or your partner to have to set foot in a courtroom.

Leslie E. Beauregard, Attorney

How Collaborative Divorce Works in Shoreline, Washington

The collaborative divorce process begins when you and your former partner agree to sign a “collaborative participation agreement” before you begin the process. When you sign this agreement, you and your former partner agree to settle your divorce outside court. The collaborative divorce process in Shoreline, Washington is similar in many ways to the traditional divorce process. Both you and your partner will each have a collaborative divorce lawyer representing your interests, and both you and your partner will need to reach an agreement about how you divide assets, debts, property, and make decisions about child custody. The big difference with collaborative divorce is how these agreements are made. Unlike traditional divorce, with collaborative divorce, you and your former spouse will make decisions at the negotiating table rather than in court. And rather than leaving your disputes for a judge to decide, both you, your partner, and your lawyers will work together, or bring in experts to help you reach the best possible resolution for your divorce.

Once you are at the negotiating table, the collaborative divorce lawyers in Shoreline, Washington at Truce Law can put together a collaborative divorce team that can help you peacefully negotiate some of the biggest conflicts that can arise in divorce. Have questions about dividing pensions or retirement accounts? You and your collaborative divorce lawyer can work with accountants and financial planners to help you work out the best path forward. Need help formalizing your parenting plan? Parenting coaches and counselors can help you and your former partner become better co-parents and find creative parenting solutions as you shift from marital cohabitation to life apart. Your divorce agreement cannot be changed once it has been finalized. It is important to get these decisions right the first time. By bringing a diverse team of experts to the table, you and your partner can work through your concerns peacefully. The collaborative divorce lawyers in Shoreline, Washington at Truce Law can help you work through conflict, find peaceful solutions to your disagreements, and reach a divorce settlement that works. Best of all, Truce Law can file your divorce paperwork electronically or by mail, meaning you might never have to set foot in a courtroom at all if you choose the collaborative divorce process.

Risks of Taking Your Divorce Case to Court in Shoreline, Washington

Couples who take their divorce case to court run the risk that the judge will make a decision about their finances and their parenting plan that neither party wants. For example, if you cannot choose what you want to do with the family home, a judge might order the home sold. If the housing market isn’t favorable, you and your former spouse can lose money by having to sell at an inopportune time. Couples who take their case to court also run the risk that a judge will order mediation, adding costs to the divorce process. Avoid going to court and the added time and costs this entails. Call a truce. Choose collaborative divorce. Reach out to Truce Law, a collaborative divorce law firm in Shoreline, Washington today.

How Collaborative Divorce Can Save You Money in Shoreline, Washington

Collaborative divorce can save you money on your divorce. When you choose the collaborative divorce process, you aren’t paying a lawyer to prepare for trial, and you don’t have to pay a lawyer to stand beside you in court. With the collaborative divorce process, you and your former partner set the pace. You’ll meet in private to work out your disagreements.

If you can resolve your differences quickly and peacefully, that’s fewer billable hours you’ll both need to pay. Couples who go to court may be ordered to hire a mediator, adding an additional professional they may need to hire. Couples who choose the collaborative divorce process only hire the professionals best able to help them. By saving money on the trial process, you can hire counselors, financial planners, and parenting coaches, to help you and your former partner make sound financial decisions and become better coparents. By peacefully resolving your differences, you can also save yourself and your former partner added costs of ongoing litigation in the future. Children also fare better psychologically when their parents can agree about how to co-parent and share custody. This can save you added costs that can arise if couples can’t stop fighting about the parenting plan after divorce. By investing in making the best possible agreement now, you can save yourself time, money, and stress in the future.

Collaborative divorce doesn’t just save you money, it gives you peace of mind. The collaborative divorce process is designed to foster compromise and understanding. The goal is that you and your former partner can leave the negotiating table if not friends, then as two people who can work together to parent their children, or two people who were once in love, but are now ready to move forward with their lives.

If you are thinking of filing for divorce, you might want to consider how collaborative divorce can give you a better outcome. Not only does collaborative divorce offer peace of mind, but it can also save you time. Couples who file for divorce and take their cases to court have to wait for the court to have time to hear the case. With collaborative divorce, you are on your own timeline. Best of all, your collaborative divorce lawyer in Shoreline, Washington can file your divorce paperwork electronically or by mail, eliminating the need for you or your former partner to have to step foot in a courtroom. Contact the collaborative divorce lawyers in Shoreline, Washington at Truce Law today to begin the collaborative process.

How Collaborative Divorce in Shoreline, Washington Can Protect Your Privacy

When you take your divorce to court, any dirty laundry about your private life can end up on the public record. You’ll need to talk about your parenting, your finances, and your private life in front of strangers with a court recorder present. Anything you say in anger, can end up on this public record. With the collaborative divorce process in Shoreline, Washington, you can protect your privacy, and if things get heated during negotiation, your divorce lawyers can just call a time-out. Everything you say stays between your divorce lawyers, you, and your former partner. If you have questions about whether the collaborative divorce process is right for you, reach out to the Shoreline, Washington collaborative divorce lawyers at Truce Law today.

Contact Our Collaborative Divorce Law Firm in Shoreline, Washington

Truce Law is a collaborative divorce law firm in Shoreline, Washington committed to helping couples peacefully resolve their conflicts. We use conflict resolution strategies to help couples resolve their differences outside the courtroom. Best of all, we can eliminate the need for you and your former partner having to show up in court, or even step foot in a courtroom. Contact us today to discuss how the collaborative divorce process can work for you.