Working To Minimize Conflict During Your Divorce

If you are considering filing for divorce, you may be wary of having to fight with your spouse in court to reach a conclusion to your case. A new trend emerging in Wisconsin is collaborative divorce. This allows couples to effectively resolve their divorce without litigation.

The lawyers at Schwei & Wendt S.C., have more than 50 years of combined experience resolving family law issues across Waukesha County and southeastern Wisconsin. We believe it is in our clients' interests to first seek a resolution via collaborative divorce. If collaboration is not right for you, we have broad courtroom experience we can leverage on your behalf.

Understanding Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce allows both spouses and their attorneys to team up to find solutions to a divorce. The couple sets the pace of proceedings. They can discuss every important issue, including spousal and child support, child custody and placement, and division of property and debt together.

Couples who use collaborative divorce sign a contact agreeing to resolve their divorce without litigation. When necessary, financial advisers, therapists and other specialized professionals may be called upon during the collaboration process.

The Advantages Of Collaborative Divorce

  • Amicable: Collaboration is designed to mitigate fights between divorcing spouses. This helps to preserve an amicable relationship between you and your ex-spouse as you transition into the next phase of your life.
  • Confidential: Litigated cases become a matter of public record. A collaborative divorce allows you to keep the details of your divorce private.
  • Personalized: You will be actively involved during the collaborative divorce process. This means the divorce agreement will reflect your needs and interests.
  • Cost-effective: Litigation can be expensive. Collaborative divorce tends to be more affordable for many spouses.

Work With Highly Skilled Collaborative Law Attorneys

Both of our attorneys have received extensive collaborative law training. We frequently attend seminars and commit to getting annual training. This helps us ensure we stay fully informed of the latest changes to the law.

We have used collaboration to resolve complex and contentious divorces. Our attorneys know how to personalize this resolution method to fit the unique factors of your divorce.

To learn whether collaboration is the right option for your divorce, schedule a free consultation today in our Waukesha office. Call 262-373-9742 or send our office an email. Evening and weekend appointments are available by request.