The recently passed Ohio Collaborative Family Law Act has provided effective tools to those who are seeking to end their marriages in Columbus, and a collaborative divorce helps many to conclude their divorce in the most cost-effective and expedient manner possible. When all parties are in agreement on every issue, this can be handled with a simple dissolution. However, most separating couples find there are principled areas of genuine disagreement on issues that must be resolved, often revolving around issues of child custody and questions of support. The collaborative divorce process in Columbus provides a structured method that is designed to keep costs down and unproductive arguments to a minimum, while providing the divorcing couple with the tools necessary to work through issues of principled disagreement. This ultimately results in the completion of a divorce with far less time and expense than a typical contested divorce will take or cost.
Collaborative divorce in Columbus helps the parties to see that progress is being made at each step of the way, and that it is possible to reduce or eliminate pointless bickering and work together to find common ground and resolution. The structured protocols of collaborative family law keep lawyers from having any incentive to fan the flames of disagreement resulting in expensive litigation. Under the rules of collaborative divorce, each attorneys signs the agreement with the parties committing themselves to working together, collaboratively and cooperatively, to help the couple to reach their goal of completing a divorce in a dignified and cost-effective manner. Jeffrey Fish is a longstanding member, as well as a past-President, of the Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, and he remains committed to ensuring that couples who seek a divorce in Columbus have options that will help them to complete the process without alienating each other along the way. It is important to understand that you will need to work together from time-to-time after the divorce is completed and the relationship you establish during the divorce will affect the patterns of communications after it is concluded.