In many divorces, the contention continues after the judge rules on terms, post-judgment, and they are officially divorced.
Ex-spouses can spend years – and thousands upon thousands of dollars! – battling and arguing over details of the divorce judgment. Not so in Collaborative Divorce!
One benefit of a Collaborative Divorce is a reduced need for post-judgment legal wrangling. Since the process began as a family-focused, resolution-based process, all the hard questions find answers during the divorce process.
The divorcing couple created an air of respect and cooperation during their divorce, so in the years to follow, they usually don’t need to revisit the terms of their divorce.
Of course, when matters do arise, many Collaboratively-Divorced couples can return to their team of professionals to address any matters that need resolving.
Even couples who did not divorce using a Collaborative approach can use it post-judgment if both parties agree. It’s never too late to bring a Collaborative approach to a divorced family!
Even if an initial divorce process turned ugly and vindictive, ex-spouses can later agree to a respectful, integrity-based approach to resolving matters. Divorced families face issues for years – usually until their children are grown and on their own.
Honest and straightforward communication, good listening, open negotiation and creative problem-solving – all the values guiding the Collaborative Divorce process – are useful at any time! This can be when initiating a divorce, during the divorce process or dealing with a post-judgment issue.