Winston Salem Collaborative Divorce

by | Jan 5, 2024 | Collaborative Law, Divorce

Collaborative divorce is a private and confidential process that enables spouses to resolve disputes outside of court through solution-oriented, interest-based settlement negotiations.

Collaborative law is a great option for divorcing spouses in Winston Salem who care about each other’s interests and goals and who understand that while a marriage may end, relationships and responsibilities often continue. This is especially true when children are involved.

North Carolina recognizes and authorizes collaborative law as a “procedure in which a husband and wife who are separated and are seeking a divorce, or are contemplating separation and divorce, and their attorneys agree to use their best efforts and make a good faith attempt to resolve their disputes arising from the marital relationship on an agreed basis.”

To understand the value of collaborative family law and whether the process is right for you and your spouse, talk to a family law attorney who is trained and skilled in collaborative law. Initial training courses typically include between 12-16 hours of instruction on the collaborative law process and the skills needed for it to be successful. Effective collaborative divorce attorneys operate with integrity and are committed to working cooperatively to resolve disputes and achieve the best possible outcome for their clients.

Attorney Bennett D. Rainey is a collaboratively trained divorce attorney in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Bennett believes that educating clients about their family law issues will enable them to identify their interests and goals, create viable options, and move forward with clarity and understanding so they can achieve long-term solutions. Forsyth County is fortunate enough to have other family law attorneys who are trained in and value the collaborative law process.

Contact Bennett today to schedule a consultation to learn more about whether the collaborative law process would be appropriate for your family law issues involving child custody, spousal support, or splitting assets in divorce. Bennett represents clients in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas in North Carolina including Clemmons, Kernersville, Lexington, Lewisville, Greensboro, High Point, and many others.

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Winston Salem Collaborative Divorce Attorney

Collaborative Family Law

Collaborative divorce is a legal process in North Carolina that provides divorcing couples with an amicable alternative to family law litigation. The goal for Winston Salem collaborative divorce attorneys is to help the parties enter into a settlement agreement that resolves all issues and meets the needs of each other as well as the needs of the children.

To begin the collaborative divorce law process in Forsyth County, NC, the parties and their divorce lawyers enter into an agreement that governs how the process will occur and establishes a commitment to achieving a mutually beneficial outcome. One of the key features of collaborative divorce is that if the process fails and either spouse decides to commence litigation, both collaborative lawyers must withdraw and the parties must retain completely new attorneys.

Another key feature of collaborative law is the involvement of neutral, third-party professionals who can provide the parties and their attorneys with expert advice on the parties' financials and their mental health and emotional wellbeing. While a financial natural and mental health neutral are not always needed, they often play a vital role in ensuring the collaborative law process is a success for everyone involved.

Collaborative divorce is not right for everyone or for every case. To find out if collaborative law would be a good fit for you and your spouse, contact Winston Salem collaborative divorce attorney Bennett D. Rainey today. Bennett is trained in the collaborative law process and has the skills needed to identify the parties' respective needs and develop effective solutions that accommodate their interests and goals.

Bennett is an experienced Winston Salem divorce lawyer who regularly represents family law clients in Forsyth County, Surry County, Guilford County, Kernersville, Lexington, Thomasville, High Point, and Greensboro, as well as many other cities and counties in the area. Schedule a consultation with Bennett to learn more about collaborative law from a Greensboro collaborative divorce attorney. You can reach Bennett at 336-768-1515.

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