Shon Cook is off on vacation for a couple weeks, so, we'll re-share some topics that are of interest while she's away. This was from not too long ago and it's worth another visit because it's an option not many might be aware of and it's also probably the best option to assure that in the matter of a divorce, leaving the final decisions in the hands of an impartial judge can sure be a huge question mark when it comes to the outcome and the best resolution for all involved.
A collaborative divorce might take a little more time and patience, however, making sure that things are divided equally, any kids in the marriage are provided for and hopefully the "hair splitting" over this that and the other thing can be minimized. It's certainly not the case in every divorce proceeding, but if the irreconcilable differences have not given way to the "War of the Roses" mentality and two people with the help of their attorneys and mediators can come to an agreement, the "what if" factor is removed by controlling the decisions in the case before they are sent to the judge.
Like any legal issue, they are all unique and specifics need to be discussed one on on. There are some incredible thought starters here however, and Shon explains the process of a collaborative divorce on the Muskegon Channel.