Collaborative Divorce Lawyer in Glen Burnie, Maryland
Collaborative law allows clients to be in control of their divorce and the outcome of the proceedings. At Timothy J. Mummert, P.A., we have experience helping our clients understand all of their options, including collaborative divorce.
We understand that each of our clients has different goals regarding his or her divorce or other family law concern. While some clients may benefit from litigation, others may benefit from mediation. Collaborative divorce is similar to mediation in that it allows clients to reach a decision on their own, but it differs in that it allows clients to have legal counsel who can advise them throughout the process.
What are the Benefits of Collaborative Divorce?
The collaborative divorce process is designed to be efficient, cost-effective, and less confrontational than traditional adversarial divorce or litigation. It allows clients to handle their issues in a private manner without the assistance of courts.
Clients who handle their divorce using the collaborative law process are interested in a peaceful resolution and having control over the outcome of their case. They have legal counsel with them at all times throughout the collaboration and freely discuss options with their collaborative partner. At the beginning of the collaborative process, lawyers for each party will sign a contract stating that they will not act as part of a litigation process, should the dispute not be resolved in collaboration. Any issues that are collaborated are legally recognized.
Throughout the process, clients and attorneys can seek the assistance of trained specialists, such as child psychologists, mental health experts, or financial advisors who can help the clients make decisions or understand the impact of decisions they may make.
Collaborative divorce is relatively new to family law, and at Timothy J. Mummert, P.A., we are committed to helping our clients through the collaborative process. As a member of the Howard County Collaborative Law Association, attorney Timothy J. Mummert has the knowledge and experience to assist and educate clients with a collaborative divorce.
If you are going through a divorce and are interested in a collaborative law approach, contact our firm today to discuss your options.