Resolving Spousal Support Conflicts With The Collaborative Law Process
Couples facing divorce are often reluctant to consider compromise when contemplating alimony and other issues involving money. Compromise may be considered acceptable for child custody or visitation because the best interests of children are at stake. But how do you consider comprising when it comes to money? How do you consider the needs of everyone involved when income and assets are allocated or split?
By litigating your case, you will immediately solidify your position as your spouse’s adversary and guarantee that:
- Large amounts of money will be spent in an attempt to resolve the dispute
- Anger and even hatred will be increased
- By drawing sides, someone, or everyone, will lose.
There Is Another Alternative
When feelings of anger and fear are effectively addressed, most divorcing people find that they don’t want to harm their spouse in an alimony dispute – they just want to ensure that they themselves will receive what they need and what is fair.
My approach uses the Collaborative Law process to resolve spousal support disputes. The Collaborative process directly addresses couples’ feelings of anger and fear, enabling each side to envision economic solutions that will work for all. We use budgets to discover income allocations that will best enable each party, and the children, to maintain a standard of living that meets everyone’s needs.
If you are interested in learning more about the advantages of resolving your family law dispute through Collaborative Law, contact me for a no-charge consultation.