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The Collaborative Divorce Process

For many divorcing spouses, the end of a marriage is a time when they do not feel in control. Some soon-to-be ex-husbands and ex-wives are engaged in a bitter battle over money and children. The collaborative process is an opportunity to take control of lives after a divorce is finalized. By going to trial, they are allowing a judge to determine their destiny.

The Collaborative Divorce Process And How It Can Help Divorcing Spouses

Washington family law attorney Thomas A. Cena has helped two opposing sides come together to resolve legal disputes through the efficient, cost-effective and respectful collaborative process. Solutions can be found more quickly and inexpensively in a collaborative divorce, saving the time and money involved in divorces. In addition, children are spared the emotional trauma of parents fighting over them.

The primary difference between collaborative marital dissolution and divorce litigation is that the team of professionals is committed to the best resolution for both sides. Attorneys, family specialists, financial experts and coaches commit their resources and efforts to ensure a result acceptable to and structured by the clients themselves.

The process starts with the signing of a participation agreement by both spouses. The agreement provides the rules and expectations of the process. All parties agree to find resolution outside of court with respect and confidentiality. If an agreement is reached, attorneys draft the formal agreement and enter the final order with the court. If either client leaves the collaborative process by resorting to the court process, the collaborative process must end and the couple must start over with new lawyers.

Contact Pierce County Collaborative Divorce Lawyer Thomas A. Cena Today

Fill out the firm's intake form or call 253-666-9178 to schedule an initial consultation. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend appointment are available upon request. All major credit cards are accepted.

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Thomas A. Cena
3929 Bridgeport Way West
Suite 304
University Place, WA 98466

Phone: 253-666-9178
Phone: 253-572-5120
Fax: 253-593-4503
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