Divorce With Dignity
Collaborative divorce is a distinct alternative to traditional divorce litigation. Conventional divorce, is, by its nature, adversarial, time consuming and often aimed at “defeating” the other side. Too often, the enduring, litigious battle creates lasting scars for all of those involved – particularly in children of the relationship.
Collaborative divorce, however, provides an avenue for avoiding the courtroom, and provides a mechanism by which parties can separate in a civil, respectful manner free of mutual, public persecution. Recognizing the real value in such, the North Carolina General Assembly has codified a process in which parties can divorce with dignity.
A Civilized Divorce Alternative
Attorney Patrick K. Bryan is one of few lawyers in western North Carolina trained in the collaborative law process, and knows, from first-hand experience, the emotional, logistical and financial challenges inherent in separation and divorce. When engaged in the collaborative process, Patrick is able to use his personal experience and his knowledge of divorce and custody law as markers to find human, needs-based, as opposed to purely legal position-based, global solutions for families going through a separation.
Generally, when contrasted with traditional divorce litigation, the collaborative process tends to be:
- More Flexible (time and otherwise);
- Less Expensive;
- More Dignified; and
- More Private – as families are not in court.
If you are interested in engaging in this worthwhile alternative, call our office at 828-600-7499 to arrange a consultation with one of our attorneys.