No-Court Divorce

Also called non-court divorce, or divorce without court, no court divorce refers to the Collaborative approach to divorce. Rather then turning the decision-making power over to a judge, control of the Collaborative resolution is kept with the people directly involved in the dispute. All of the parties consent in writing to be part of a respectful process that leads to an out-of-court resolution. The clients retain the power to create a resolution that fits their particular needs and priorities. The focus is on constructive problem solving rather than adversarial bargaining and court-imposed solutions.

Benefits of no court divorce:

  • Keeps control of the process with the individuals
  • Avoids going to court
  • Uses a problem-solving approach
  • Identifies and addressees interest and concerns of all
  • Provides for open communication
  • Encourages mutual respect
  • Emphasizes the needs of children
  • Allows divorce with dignity
  • Prepares individuals to move forward

See also COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE, COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE, COLLABORATIVE PROCESS.

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