DIVORCE
08/19/2013 06:34 pm ET

Why A Collaborative Divorce Makes Financial Sense

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Many people visualize themselves getting married; nobody daydreams about tension-filled evenings, when you're considering the legal ramifications of stabbing your spouse with a salad fork.

For couples ready to part ways, a collaborative divorce is a strategy taken by those who want to avoid the slash-and-burn route that divorces often take. It's the concept that you were partners – even if not good ones – throughout your marriage and you should be able to end it together as well, deciding how to split assets and how the co-parenting should work out in a way in which neither party feels too disappointed when it comes time to sign the divorce papers.

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