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The Collaborative Law model removes the court which is inherent in the traditional model, offers support and legal expertise not present in the mediation model, and fully supports the concept of both parties working towards a solution initiated by the do-it-yourself model.
No, it’s not an oxymoron. Collaborative divorce is a relatively new and better way to separate from the bonds of matrimony. When a marriage has failed, the spouses are obviously at odds with each other. Unfortunately, a traditional divorce often makes things worse.
There is a new method of resolving disputes which has recently arrived in Maine. Called Collaborative Law, it is already practiced in several states and in many other places around the world.
In order to file for divorce in the state of Maine there are different residency requirements that the spouses may meet. The plaintiff must have lived in Maine for at least six months prior to the petition, or lived in Maine and was married in the state, or lives in the state and the reasons for divorce occurred in Maine, or the defendant lives in the state.
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