We’re Helping Write Your Story With Collaborative Law
For many people, collaboration is key. And when it comes to divorce, a collaborative approach can save people a lot of time, money and stress. At Stagnaro Hannigan Koop, we know that quite well. Every member of our legal team is trained in collaborative law.
If you think this option will work for you in your family law matter, there’s almost no better firm to turn to.
What Is Collaborative Law?
When opting for a collaborative approach to a family law issue, like divorce, people can expect a more peaceful process. Collaborative law puts the power of decision-making in the hands of the parties. Using this method means that both parties involved in the matter will work together to resolve any issues involved in their legal matter.
It is an alternative dispute resolution trend that is gaining popularity due to its convenience and efficiency. It’s often less hostile and less expensive than other methods of divorce such as traditional divorce and even mediation.
The main focus of collaborative law is a commitment to resolving issues together, in a constructive and reasonable way. One of our attorneys, Erinn McKee Hannigan, even has experience training others in this type of law and is regularly hired by other law firms in Cincinnati and across the country to learn about it.
How Is It Different?
There are a few key differences between collaborative law and other methods of divorce.
- Mediation vs. Collaboration: In mediation, there is a neutral third party, or mediator, that assists in negotiations. In collaborative law, the only parties present to resolve disputes are you, your spouse and your attorneys. Collaboration leaves the decisions up to the parties.
- Traditional vs. Collaboration: A traditional divorce almost always involves the courts and a judge who makes most decisions about the divorce. Collaboration leaves all the decisions up to you and your spouse.
Collaborative law lets you and your spouse come up with a settlement agreement that can work in everyone’s best interests. This type of process can allow for a more positive start to your next chapter.
How Do I Start The Divorce Process?
If you think a collaborative divorce could suit your needs, contact us to get more information about how we can help you with this process. Call us at 513-813-0627 or fill out our online contact form to get in touch.