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Collaborative Divorce Attorney in Westlake Village

How Does Collaborative Divorce Work?

Collaborative divorce is an alternate form divorce resolution that serves as a lower-cost and less time-consuming method of dissolving a marriage. While there are other forms of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, collaborative divorce is another way to divorce without getting the courts involved.

If you have any questions about how collaborative divorce may benefit your case, please contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff today. I am a skilled Westlake Village divorce lawyer and am well-prepared to see your divorce case through to completion, no matter how complex the situation may be.

Why Should I Choose Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative divorce allows both spouses the chance to discuss the issues that they face, troubleshoot the problem, and negotiate on a plan to smooth over those disputes. Perhaps the largest drawback to choosing this method is wondering whether or not your spouse will be warm to collaborative divorce or negotiation, or if they would rather hash it out in court. If this is the case, then it may not be worth it to take this route.

However, these are some of the benefits of collaborative divorce:

  • Time-saving
  • The setting is open, fair, and informal
  • Much less costly, as there are no court fees involved
  • You choose how you wish to negotiate the outcome
  • The information remains private and confidential
  • You decide how you want to handle disputes that occur post-settlement

If collaborative divorce appears to be much simpler than a traditional divorce, you may be wondering if it is worthwhile to hire an attorney. As a Westlake divorce lawyer, I can offer support and advocacy, whether or not your case is handled in the courtroom. When it comes to collaborative divorce, the ultimate goal is to make sure that you receive what is rightfully yours.

Contact My Firm Today!

Understandably, you and your spouse may come to a stalemate or find it difficult to come to a compromise. Part of my mission is to help you and your spouse come to a meeting of the minds, with the hope that the solution we come up with is fair and suits both of your respective needs. As always, you can contact me, Attorney Jeffrey S. Graff. I have more than 35 years of experience serving clients in Westlake Village. I am here to sit down with you to discuss your concerns and walk you through them.

Let’s get started today—call me to schedule your free appointment.

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