Advantages of Amicable Divorce

What are the 6 Primary Advantages of an Amicable Divorce That Make it a Popular Choice for Separating Couples?

Divorce can be a stressful, expensive, and complicated endeavor for couples when they decide to choose path of litigation and go to court. These problems can be easily avoided with an amicable divorce. So, what are the benefits of amicable divorce? Let us find out.

Advantages of Amicable Divorce

Good Faith Negotiations

amicable divorceAn important part of amicable divorce is good faith negotiation where both parties clearly reveal necessary financial information as well as make sure that information they provide is complete and accurate. 

The goal here is to ensure that you and your spouse disclose all your income, details of bank accounts, debts, assets, tax returns, etc. so that everyone gets a clear picture of issues that are to be checked and resolved.

Reduce Legal Expenditure

Legal expenditure is a major concern for couples who want to get a divorce. 

An amicable divorce helps to bring down the expenditure since in court based litigation most expenses occur (in the form of legal fees) due to arguments between involved parties and also because of likely delays when none of the involved parties is willing to compromise.

More importantly, by having an amicable divorce (where collaborative or mediation process is used) you have complete control over the proceedings and ensure a fair settlement is reached.

Maintain Confidentiality and Privacy

If it is going to be an emotional and contested divorce then more people will know about it, and your personal lives will become public.

On the other hand, by opting for amicable divorce you will be able to maintain privacy and reveal your personal matter only to a few selected people.

This way you will be able to ensure that only specific statements which have been filed in court become known publicly and nothing else. 

Thus, confidentiality and privacy of personal terms of divorce, separation agreement, various conditions and negotiations can be maintained when you decide to part ways amicably.

Childs Best Interest

By working together you can develop a separation agreement that focuses on best interest of your child and try to mitigate the effect divorce will have over the child as far as possible.

Reduction in Time

During divorce, negotiations in presence of adversarial lawyers can stretch for a long time with very insignificant conflicts becoming serious issues at the time of negotiations resulting in lengthy arguments.

In an amicable divorce the focus is on solving issues rather than arguing about something and as such, time required is considerably less than what it takes in court litigation.

Reduce Emotional Trauma

Many time thoughts of blame and regret transform into vindictive behavior. In addition to it, divorce proceedings in court turn out to be a very emotionally agonizing endeavor for couples.

Thus, when you are work amicably, there is less conflict and bitterness between you and your partner.

A Final Note

Thus, we can conclude here by saying that by working together and taking decisions amicably you will be able to create a separation agreement that is right for both of you.