Couples with high net worth who are going through divorce often have the most to gain from not going to court and the most to lose if they do. Not only from a mental health standpoint but also from a financial one, collaborative divorce services or mediation could solve just as much as court litigation can.
A team of collaborative divorce specialists can assist you to develop a parenting plan, work through alimony settlements, discuss all your options, and in a calm and civil way help separating couples break down the estate between them. High net worth divorces create high stakes where there is plenty of room for high-conflict and drawn out cases. Unfortunately the reality is that the more something is drawn out, the more people pay for it in attorney’s fees and other costs, and a bitter divorce situation can create an emotional burden for children and ex-spouses.
Even if those who are divorcing think they have lost the ability to trust one another, a team who is dedicated to helping may be able to bring the emotions of a high-conflict divorce situation down to a workable level and help coach each person through the divorce.
By leaving it in the hands of a judge, the final result may not be what either party really had in mind. If things can be worked out through a mutual understanding of fairness and respect toward one another — facilitated by professionals in the field who want the same — many times settling a divorce without the drawn out, adversarial court cases is a better option that allows more of the decision-making control to be in the hands of both parties.
If your situation includes a high conflict litigated divorce we may still be able to offer you a team approach to parenting plan development which will result in a parenting plan tailor made for your unique situation.
To learn more about your options or get in contact with us at the Atlanta Behavioral Consultants, please call Marsha Schechtman, LCSW at 770.753.4911 or Howard Drutman, Ph.D. at 678.867.7020.