There can be some distinct advantages to trying to resolve the matters related to your divorce through means other than litigation. There are a lot of different methods for doing this.
"Military Intelligence," "exact estimate," and "Microsoft Works." Standing alone, those phrases may seem to make perfect sense. Put them into some sort of context, as comedian George Carlin was famous for doing, and it becomes apparent that there is an oxymoronic aspect to each of them.
We haven't written for some time about collaborative law, or as it is also known, alternative dispute resolution. Let's use today's post to remedy that situation.
Minnesota residents may be interested in learning more about what collaborative law is and how it may help a divorcing couple. Through the use of this process, much of the stress and difficulty of a divorce may be avoided. Collaborative law is a relatively new way of resolving differences that seeks to sidestep the time and expense of courtroom divorce proceedings. Statistics show that 90 percent of divorces end in a settlement without a judge's decision. However, this is often after a long period in which motions are filed and angry statements on both sides are entered into the public record. The collaborative law process is an attempt to move toward settlement from the beginning by sharing resources and working together to solve the major divorce issues.