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Collaborative divorce can be a bit challenging

One of the reasons why you and your ex might be going through a divorce is because you can't stand to be around each other any longer. While this is understandable, it can make the divorce process a bit difficult. Some people opt to put their differences aside in an effort to make the divorce process go a little faster.

A collaborative divorce is one in which you and your ex work together to come up with the terms of the divorce. When you use a collaborative divorce method, you won't have to air out your dirty laundry in court. Instead, you and your ex will work privately to get the matters that must be decided all handled.

When you are working out the terms of the divorce, you and your attorney will meet your ex and his or her attorney in a neutral setting. The goal is to remain calm so that you can come up with compromises that work for you and your ex. The compromise is the key in these cases.

Ultimately, the goal is to keep things moving forward so that you can decide all of the issues. This isn't always easy because some contentious issues, such as who gets the marital home, can be hard to decide.

In some cases, you might have to call other experts in to help with the process. This might be the case if you need a business valuated or you are concerned that something is amiss with the finances.

It is imperative that you think carefully about what you are going to seek during the divorce process. Don't let your emotions rule in these cases because you might not end up with the settlement that is appropriate for your new life.

Source: FindLaw, "Collaborative Divorce: Overview," accessed June 01, 2017

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