The variety of methods you can use to get divorced can be complex and overwhelming. Becoming clear on the process that fits you best is the first step in getting divorced.
In this video, Connie Thacker and Allison Sleight demystify some of the process, describing the process of conscious uncoupling. Conscious Uncoupling, also know as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a way to resolve the conflicts of a divorce process outside of the court system.
Conscious Uncoupling Explained
Couples can utilize conscious uncoupling in three different ways.
- Collaborative Divorce. Collaborative divorce is a conscious uncoupling process that occurs in a private setting.
- Mediation. Mediation is a tool used in divorce that can often be intimidating, however the process is completely voluntary and parties do not have to be in the same room if they would not like to be. Parties who reach agreements during this part of the process, typically keep those agreements, which keeps a judge from making those decisions for you.
- Arbitration. Arbitration is a conscious uncoupling tool that allows the couple to choose a third party attorney to act as the judge in their divorce in order to avoid bringing the case to trial. Arbitration is often much more cost effective than a trial.
Only two percent of divorce cases typically go to trial.
Opportunities to utilize conscious uncoupling in your divorce process will allow you to keep your case out of trial and resolve conflicts on your own terms.
If you are considering your divorce process options and are considering a process that includes conscious uncoupling, we can answer any questions you might have.