Cooperative Divorce

Madison Cooperative Divorce Process

Many divorcing couples are able to discuss and resolve the issues in their divorce with less hostility and acrimony by agreeing to use the cooperative divorce process rather than a litigation process. For that reason, our attorneys at Balisle Family Law Legal Counsel, S.C. practice Cooperative Divorce.

Cooperative Divorce is an efficient approach to divorce that emphasizes civility in an effort to minimize financial and emotional cost. Divorce does not have to be an adversarial, complex, and expensive process. Cooperative Divorce emphasizes voluntary exchanges of information, cooperation, and joint planning in an atmosphere that fosters respect between parties and attorneys.

However, if parties engage in the Cooperative Divorce process and are unable to reach an agreement on some or all issues, they may choose to use the litigation process to resolve their disputes. Their attorneys can help them litigate discovery disputes, temporary orders, and substantive issues. Some parties prefer to preserve the option to litigate, while also committing to reach agreements they believe are in their family’s best interest.

We understand the issues that can arise in divorce and how to handle them. Cooperative Divorce provides the opportunity to negotiate in good faith and permits parties to share the expense of appraisals and valuations where appropriate. For many, Cooperative Divorce allows them to reach a fair settlement without incurring the expense of hearings, formal litigation and a trial.