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Kansas spouses may choose collaborative law re child custody

Getting divorced is typically not a low-stress process. Especially if a Kansas couple has children, there are often emotional challenges as well as financial situations, property matters and other issues that must be resolved before a settlement can be achieved. Those who wish to avoid child custody litigation often opt for a collaborative law divorce.  

This is an alternative form of dispute resolution. Spouses may negotiate their own settlement or choose mediation, which involves a neutral third party who agrees to facilitate discussions. Either way, a main difference between a collaborated divorce and litigation is that the spouses themselves are making final decisions, then submitting their plans to the court for approval as opposed to having a judge determine what the settlement will be.  

The collaborative process is often less stressful than going through a trial. To be successful, both spouses must agree ahead of time to calmly work together to resolve any disagreements they might have regarding a future co-parenting plan or other issues. If two spouses are barely able to be in the same room without fighting, litigation may be a better option for them.  

Collaborative law allows adults to talk things through in a confidential setting whereas litigation is carried out in a courtroom. Kansas spouses whose main goal is to achieve a swift and amicable child custody agreement that keeps their children’s best interests in mind may want to learn more about the collaborative process. A good way to start is to reach out for guidance from someone well-versed in the divorce laws of this state.