Albuquerque Divorce Law Attorneys
Everyone at the Albuquerque Collaborative Divorce Alternatives Group is trained and experienced in the innovative collaborative divorce process that is rapidly overtaking litigated divorces as the method of choice to help families maneuver through the often rocky and treacherous terrain of divorces.
Both the method of divorce and the professionals you choose will have a tremendous impact on the lives of your children, your family, and your community for years to come. You can trust that in selecting us that you will get experienced professionals trained to help you tailor your divorce to fit your family's needs.
Because many divorce professionals (attorneys, financial, and mental health professionals) have seen the destructive effects of a "scorched earth" divorce, a different method for divorce has developed called collaborative divorce. It is based on three principles:
- A pledge not to go to court
- An honest exchange of information by both spouses
- A solution that takes into account the highest priorities of both spouses and the children
A collaborative divorce is based upon mutual respect. Even though the two divorcing spouses cease to be married, they can still choose a respectful and considerate process for obtaining a divorce and preserving their parenting relationship.
Pledge Not to Go to Court
The pledge not to go to court involves the attorneys for both parties. If one of the parties changes his or her mind and wants to go to court, then both attorneys must leave the case and the parties must hire new attorneys to go to court.
Other Divorce Law Professionals (Team Members)
- Accountants or financial planners are used to assist the parties and attorneys gather financial information to value and divide up the assets, and calculate income for child support and alimony purposes.
- Mental health professionals can also be involved in helping the parties work out parenting agreements and to interview the children.
- Mental health professionals are used as coaches to help the parties communicate in the open discussions.