Collaborative Divorce

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Collaborative divorce: a new alternative


When it comes to divorce, no one process is for everyone. Depending on your unique situation, you can choose a method that gives you your best chance for a great outcome. And now, with our experienced and dedicated Collaborative attorney, we offer you a new option: Collaborative Divorce.

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What is collaborative divorce?

The New Jersey Family Law Act now recognizes Collaborative Practice, giving you a new divorce method with strategies to dissolve your marriage together in a collaborative way. Collaboratively trained attorneys and their clients can meet with collaboratively trained mental health/child specialists and financial neutrals in a process that has been proven to reduce conflict, preserve families, and promote lasting marital settlement agreements.

What makes collaborative practice different?

One of the best things about collaborative practice is that it is a private process, done far away from the courts, that can still result in a complete and legal Settlement Agreement. You and your spouse will set the agenda and the pace of the process. You will have access to mental health and child support services that will help keep emotions at a minimum to address your child support and child custody issues and concerns. Your financial neutral will help you develop budgets and address the multitude of complex financial issues that can emerge during a divorce.

During the collaborative divorce process, you and your spouse will have your own separate attorneys, while the mental health and financial neutrals will serve both individuals. Best of all, with your settlement agreement already completed, any court time will be minimal! It’s usually only a 15-minute hearing to finalize your uncontested divorce.

Heather C. Keith, Esq. is an attorney trained in Collaborative Practice. If you have any questions about collaborative practice, what it means to work with a collaboratively trained lawyer, or have any other areas of concern involving divorce and family law, please feel free to call Keith Family Law for a legal consult. Through collaborative law, you and your spouse will be able to work together and find resolutions to the tough emotional, financial, and family issues that can come up during a divorce.

Keith Family Law is a full service family law practice in Westfield, New Jersey that serves clients from Union County, Essex County, Hudson County, Morris County, Hunterdon County, Somerset County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, and Warren County.

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Divorce & Separation

We provide expert legal guidance through the entire divorce process, from a period of separation to divorce finalization.
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When matters in a divorce need to be settled in family court, our attorneys are compassionate, commanding advocates.
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Collaborative Divorce

Explore a new process of divorce that has been proven to reduce conflict, preserve families, and promote lasting marital settlement agreements.
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Our divorce mediation services provide the expert help you need in devising a settlement agreement that both parties can live with.
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Alimony can be an emotional and complex component of divorce. We can help negotiate an acceptable outcome for everyone involved.
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Child Custody

Let us guide you through the often sensitive and nuanced child custody process to ensure your child's best interests are being met.
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Child Support

Child support issues can be varied and complex. We can help you ensure the wellbeing of your child is put before anything else.
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Get the help you need to ensure all marital assets are distributed in an equitable manner between the parties involved.
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Domestic Violence

Receive the legal assistance you need in order to get you and your children out of a domestic violence situation and into safety.
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Keep control over your divorce with an agreement reached on your schedule and tailored specifically to your needs.
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We provide individualized legal counsel to help you determine your best course of action for when you must step into someone else's shoes.
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Eliminate any uncertainty about your wishes after you have passed on or designate someone in advance to legally handle your affairs.
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Collaborative Divorce in New Jersey

While divorces can prove to cause emotions to run high and cause havoc in your family’s lives, not all divorces consist of animosity. Some couples merely decide that their marriage isn’t working and that it’s time to separate and opt for a collaborative divorce in North Jersey.

With the New Jersey Family Law Act, families can undergo the divorce process under amicable terms, eschewing the potential pitfalls, hurt feelings, and drawn-out legal process of other divorce proceedings. For couples throughout NJ, including in Bergen County, Essex County, and Hudson County, they can explore the uncontested divorce process.

Understanding the Uncontested Divorce Process

When exploring collaborative divorce in North Jersey, couples want to know what the uncontested divorce process looks like for their situation. It’s an entirely private process that takes place outside the courtroom and allows people the opportunity to hash out their differences and divide their assets fairly and equally.

As you and your spouse go through the entire process, our uncontested divorce lawyers help you every step of the way. With mental health and child services available, you can ensure that your family has the resources necessary to keep the divorce process amicable.

In addition to support services, with the right approach, our team can help your uncontested divorce process and drive down the cost and keep you and your soon-to-be former spouse on a reasonable timeline. By hammering out the settlement agreement details ahead of time, you can ensure that your total time in court is minimal.

Lowering the Uncontested Divorce Cost

Divorces can quickly become a significant financial drain on both parties, especially the longer the proceedings drag on. One of the benefits of an uncontested divorce revolves around how quickly it can be conducted. The shorter the process, the more the uncontested divorce cost can go down.

As couples continue to explore collaborative divorce in North Jersey, finding the right lawyer to help represent and oversee the uncontested divorce can help keep the proceedings on target. Keith Family Law has helped couples through their uncontested divorces throughout New Jersey, including the following areas:

  • Bergen County
  • Essex County
  • Hudson County
  • Somerset County
  • Middlesex County
  • Union County
  • Warren County
  • And More!

When a couple can settle on collaborative divorce in North Jersey, they can help eliminate some of the tension that comes with the process. In addition to being some of the top collaborative divorce lawyers in New Jersey, our team also provides our clients with the following services:

With the help of collaborative divorce experts in North Jersey, couples can avoid the trauma that a hotly contested divorce can have on a family. Taking the time to find common ground and a path forward that keeps the divorce process as amicable as possible can help you, your spouse, and your children make it through without hurt feelings or emotional baggage often associated with divorce. If you are in Somerset, Middlesex, Union, or Warren County, NJ, our expert uncontested divorce lawyers can help make your impending divorce as painless as possible.

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