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I am always asked, “Why should I use the collaborative process?” There are many reasons. Many couples are fortunate that they can calmly work out what they want to do with their children and their property even though they are getting a divorce. These couples can usually simply hire an attorney to do an uncontested divorce.
But there are many other couples who don’t want to subject themselves to a battle with all of the pain and uncertainty that might inflict on their children. They have tried to work out a parenting plan but they just can’t agree. The collaborative process allows them to:
The parents may come in convinced that they cannot solve this problem without a judge deciding for them. The collaborative process allows the parents (with the assistance of all of the professionals in the process) to fashion their own solution that works for their family.
The Georgia divorce court may give alimony, or spousal support, to either spouse. Often times, alimony is granted until the spouse dies or remarries. Alimony can also be paid in one lump sum payment of money or property, or it may be paid over an extended period of time.
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