The end of a marriage is a difficult time in life, and those seeking a divorce in Columbus are often looking for a way to accomplish this with as little bitterness and as cost effectively as possible. Jeff Fish is an attorney with more than 20 years of divorce experience who is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in Family Relations Law. He has been a leader in the local Collaborative Family Law movement, and is committed to helping divorcing couples in the Columbus area to end their marriages with dignity. Most are looking for a solution that is cost-effective and timely. People need to be informed that there are alternative to a contested divorce, and those process chosen to terminate the marriage will not only affect your divorce experience, but your life for the years the follow it.
Here in Columbus and throughout Central Ohio, there are two primary alternatives to a contested divorce: dissolution and collaborative divorce. In a dissolution, both parties must be in complete agreement on every detail associated with the end of their marriage including the division of assets and debts, child custody and support, spousal support, and the division of other assets such as investment or retirement accounts. What happens when a couple still has a few areas they can’t agree upon? The collaborative divorce process can provide a structured method to help the divorcing couple work through those issues, with the goal of determining and meeting the parties’ interests and goals to the extent possible. The end result will be a separation agreement, and, ultimately, a dissolution. Collaborative attorneys sign an agreement with the couple promising to work constructively and cooperatively in the couple’s best interests. The process also provides access to external neutral experts who provide training and tools for resolving differences and finding common ground regarding parenting and financial issues.
Divorce doesn’t have to be an expensive war. It can actually be a well managed process that protects the dignity of both parties while accomplishing the divorce in the shortest possible time and in a cost-effective manner. If you are interested in alternatives to the old expensive divorce model, call Jeff Fish at 614-538-2901 and schedule and appointment that can be the first step toward a productive new life.