Collaborative Divorce in Westlake Village
Uncontested Divorce Cases in Westlake Village & Thousand Oaks
Many people assume that divorce always involves aggressive litigation and courtroom battles over property division, child custody, spousal support, and other such issues, but this is not always the case. Many couples are able to dissolve their marriages by pursuing an uncontested divorce. This means that they draft their own divorce agreement outside of the courtroom without litigation, only going to court once to present their agreement to a judge who can enter their divorce judgment and finalize the divorce. One form of uncontested divorce is known as collaborative law.
Understanding the Process
By choosing collaborative law to obtain a divorce, both spouses must agree to get a divorce and must be willing to negotiate every aspect of their divorce agreement without litigation. The moment there is an irreconcilable disagreement on any issue, the case becomes contested and must go to court. Through collaborative law, each spouse retains their own divorce attorney to counsel them through the process of drafting their agreement. There is no representation - only legal counsel and guidance to ensure that no aspect is overlooked. Once the agreement is complete, the two spouses will go before a judge to have the agreement entered as a divorce judgment.
Looking for an experienced Thousand Oaks divorce attorney?
The sooner you retain a Westlake Village divorce lawyer from Richard Ross Associates, the better. Our firm proudly serves clients in Westlake Village and throughout the surrounding communities, including Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, and Oxnard. Our firm has over 30 years of family law experience and Attorney Ross is a board-certified family law specialist, ensuring that your legal representation is more than capable of obtaining the results you need.
Contact our firm as soon as possible to learn whether or not collaborative law is the best option for your divorce case.