Suffolk County Divorce Attorney David Vallone Shares Insight on Why Collaborative Divorce May be the Best Option

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Suffolk County divorce attorney David Vallone explains why collaborative divorce may be a better option for parties seeking a divorce, and explains what the relatively new process entails.

For parties seeking a traditional divorce, often the woes of increased financial stress and the fear of a cut-throat litigation keep parties from moving forward in the divorce process. David Vallone, a Suffolk County divorce attorney shares new insight into what collaborative law entails, how it is different from mediation, and how it may be used to help parties seeking a less expensive, less emotionally stressful divorce option.

In the past decade, the trend in divorce has grown away from traditional litigation, and many parties are finding themselves using the “newly popular” collaborative divorce process to settle their disputes. Collaborative divorce is similar to mediation, in that it provides an out of court alternative to settling divorce matters, but allows each party to have an attorney present. Below are a few points that simply define what collaborative divorce entails:

Collaborative divorce entails:

Each party committing to negotiating and acting in good faith to reach resolutions
Private meetings with both parties and their legal representative instead of a “neutral third party”
Cooperating to discuss financial, personal, and custody matters
Compromising to meet each party's schedule for discuss and negotiation
Committing to a non-threatening environment for parties to resolve issues

While some of the above points are included in the mediation process, often clients who have gone through the mediation process feel the lack of an attorney for each party present has left them with an unfair results afterwards. Unlike mediation, collaborative divorce ensures that each party’s rights are fully represented, and fought for in their best interest, all while benefiting from a mediation style process, making it the best divorce option for many party’s.

As a former member of the Professional Standards and Development Committee of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, Mr. Vallone strongly supports the collaborative process, and suggests it should be considered by anyone who needs a divorce. Claiming it to be the least expensive, and emotionally disruptive solution to divorce matters.

Suffolk County attorney David Vallone has been practicing law on Long Island for 22 years. Throughout his career, he has practiced in the fields of divorce and family law, as well as real estate closings. Since 2006, he has also been a divorce mediator and a collaborative lawyer. If you are seeking the counsel of an experienced Suffolk County divorce attorney, please call his office at 631-676-7100 for immediate assistance.

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