July 9, 2013

A Key Question for Your Divorce Attorney

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

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Looking for a divorce attorney can be difficult. No one has experience in this type of search and you are often going through this search in times of stress and anxiety. While there are many things to learn about a potential attorney, one of the most important things to ask about is an attorney’s post-decree work.

When you divorce, ideally, you come up with a durable agreement that will last. No one wants to spend time or money re-negotiating or fighting over elements that were already addressed. However, many attorneys spend a significant portion of their time working on these post-decree disputes. Sometimes, circumstances change and there needs to be a change made to the decree. Other times, a situation has arisen that was not originally contemplated in the decree but should have been.

A good agreement contemplates many unforeseen obstacles or changes. If it’s not durable, post-decree disputes may cost you time and money. An experienced collaborative attorney can help you come up with durable agreements that last.

The collaborative process not only provides cost-effective resolutions, but it provides durable agreements. The use of a financial professional or child specialist to thoroughly address all issues, helps cut-down on post-decree disputes. Indeed, agreements reached in the collaborative process are often more detailed and complete than in a litigated judgment. This durability results in less post-decree issues.

Ask your divorce attorney how many of their final agreements require post-decree work. Why spend the time and money finding resolutions that won’t stick? Put the work into the collaborative process so you have durability in the final resolution and can move on in your life.

Kimberly MillerABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kimberly Miller
Attorney, KM Family Law, LLC

Kimberly Miller, JD, MA, LAMFT is known for her ability to resolve challenging family issues without resorting to aggressive legal strategies that are damaging to vital family relationships. After years of litigating business and family disputes at a prominent national firm, she recognized the devastating psychological and financial impact that litigation can have on individuals, couples, and other loved ones. She decided to establish her own practice to promote alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as collaborative law and mediation, to reach consensus. Learn more at www.KMFamilyLaw.com

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One Response to A Key Question for Your Divorce Attorney

  1. Emily Murphy says:

    Fantastic, Kimberly. Not only is time and money wasting post-decree, but more emotionally distress. I have covered a few post-decree motions stemming from traditional divorces and they are incredibly frustrating and costly.

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