Traditional divorce litigation can be costly and adversarial. Collaborative divorce is an alternative that presents creative solutions to serve the interests of both divorcing parties, often focusing on the best interests of the children.
Collaborative Divorce in North Carolina
A relatively new approach to divorce in North Carolina, collaborative law provides an innovative, cooperative, respectful environment in which couples can customize their own settlement resolution. The process involves the divorcing spouses and their collaborative law attorneys working together to reach a settlement, and it often draws on the expertise of neutral divorce coaches, child specialists and financial experts.
At Close Smith Family Law, our attorneys stand ready to steer a client through a collaborative divorce settlement if the client wishes to engage in this process. Our goal is to help our clients reach a durable and lasting resolution through an amicable process that often gives the parties the best chance of maintaining a healthy post-divorce relationship.