“Divorce” tends to summon images of acrimonious courtroom battles and tussling between husband and wife over contested issues.
The good news is that divorcing couples can protect their privacy by choosing a more thoughtful divorce strategy.
Private Divorce Mediation
It can be challenging for separating couples to decide about their future without getting into heated arguments.
Divorce mediators have special training and techniques that allow both parties to listen, understand and compromise to reach an agreement that works for them.
- Divorce Mediation involves a neutral third person, a mediator, assisting the divorcing couple in resolving their issues and reaching a mutually acceptable settlement.
- The mediator is a neutral third party that acts as a facilitator as the couple decides the best way to resolve complex issues, such as child custody, spousal maintenance, and division of assets.
- Divorce Mediation is confidential. All discussions during the mediation process are not part of any legal proceedings and remain confidential between the parties.
This helps to ensure that couples can freely discuss their issues without fear of it being used against them in court hearings.
Collaborative Divorce (Collaborative Family Practice)
Collaborative divorce is an alternative to the traditional court-based divorce process. This dispute resolution involves spouses working with specially trained Singapore divorce lawyers to create a mutually beneficial agreement.
The goal is to reach a fair and equitable settlement without going through the time and expense of litigation.
- The Collaborative Divorce process is a wide-ranging approach that addresses several points, such as property division, spousal support, child custody, and access.
- Collaborative divorce emphasises communication and negotiation rather than adversarial approaches. The parties commit to working together respectfully and cooperatively to reach an amicable agreement without going to court.
- Spouses hire their own set of collaboratively trained lawyers with specific knowledge in dealing with and facilitating the process.
- You and your spouse will meet with your and your spouse’s lawyer throughout the process to finalise the divorce terms.
If parties can reach an agreement, the lawyer/s will proceed to prepare the divorce papers and the matter is set down to proceed on a fast-track basis.
If you are considering the collaborative divorce process, contact us for a free 30-minute consultation with Ms Gloria James.
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At your initial consultation, our divorce lawyers will help you explore whether a Collaborative approach is the best option.
We aim to ensure that your divorce case goes smoothly and as efficiently as possible.