Getting a divorce is one of the most challenging events in a person’s life. And all marriages and domestic partnerships have their own unique set of circumstances. As such, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to obtaining a divorce. Many do find that the collaborative process is a welcome alternative to some of the more adversarial aspects of a litigated divorce. Spouses considering the collaborative divorce model may want to consider the values of the collaborative process and whether it is important to them as well.
Founding partner of McGaughey & Spirito in Redondo Beach, California, Joe Spirito has been practicing family law since 1982 and is currently serving as secretary of the Los Angeles County Bar’s Family Law Section.