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A divorce does not have to lead to a courtroom battle filled with emotions. With collaborative divorce, divorcing couples can avoid this and work together to come to an agreement. In recent years, this type of divorce has become more common. In fact, it’s been recognized by the Illinois Collaborative Process Act which will go into effect on January 1st, 2018 and was passed to promote the use of the collaborative process to settle more cases in Illinois. Let’s take a closer look at the meaning of the Collaborative Process Act.
The Collaborative Process Act Defined
A collaborative divorce involves spouses working together with their lawyers to come to a resolution on outstanding issues that need to be settled. The Collaborative Process Act states the following:
The good news is that Americans are staying married longer after decades of reported increases. According to the recent Census report, newlyweds married during the '90s are faring better than their counterparts who tied the knot in the '80s. Seventy-five percent of couples married in the latter decade are reaching their 10 year anniversaries, up three percent from those who celebrated their nuptials during the previous decade. The bad news still remains that one out of every two marriages in the United States will ultimately end in divorce.
If you and your spouse find yourselves part of the 50 percent considering divorce, a collaborative divorce may be an alternative option to the traditional legal process. Although collaborative law has been around since the 1990s, it is still a fairly new concept.