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Collaborative Divorce

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We understand that divorce is never easy.

The conflict, price, and timeline of divorce are not beneficial for most people. In fact, these elements can sometimes prevent people from seeking the legal remedies they need. Did you know there’s another way to get a divorce without the contentious pleadings and unnecessary court hearings?

If you and your spouse are motivated to reach an agreement and open to discussing options for compromise, a collaborative divorce may be for you. You don’t need to come into the process agreeing on every term; you simply need to be dedicated to resolving the issues with respect and honesty.

View Ridge Family Law & Estate Planning is proud to offer clients the option of collaborative divorce because of the many advantages it provides, including:
- More privacy
- Faster timeline
- More control
- Better outcomes for your children
Collaborative divorce is not the right choice for everyone, but if you think this alternative dispute resolution method will work for you, contact the divorce attorneys at View Ridge. 

You can get a jump start by having the following information ready to provide to your attorney:

  • Your (and your spouse’s) most recent paystub and tax returns (with W-2's) for the last two years.

  • If you own real estate, bring copies of your deed, mortgage statements, real estate contracts, and any other pertinent documents.

  • Any descriptions of job benefits provided by employers, for both spouses.

  • Pension, profit sharing, and retirement information, including yearly statements showing value of interest in the plan, and a copy of the plan summary.

  • Life, disability, and health insurance policies (policy numbers, name and address of company, cash surrender value, and name of beneficiary).

  • Current bank statements, savings passbooks, stock certificates, bonds, and savings certificates;

  • A list of current debts (charge accounts, dental, hospital, or doctor bills, furniture payments, etc.). Include what the bill is for and when the last payment was made.

  • If you own your own business, bring the business income and B & O tax records;

  • Any written community property agreement you have with your spouse.

  • Social security numbers of the parents and the children.

  • Health care premium costs broken down per family member.

  • A copy of your Driver’s License or ID.

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