Couples often benefit from working together during their divorce. Not only does this reduce tensions and minimize the emotional impact of the divorce process, but it often carries other advantages, such as saving time and money. However, the collaborative approach to divorce simply is not possible for every couple. Moreover, some people change their mind and decide to take their divorce to court for one reason or another.
If you and your former partner were working through a divorce together but your ex has decided to back out of the collaborative process, it is imperative to prepare for court and have a firm understanding of your options.
Reasons for a change of heart
There are a number of different reasons why some people change their minds about the idea of a collaborative divorce. For example, some people struggle with strong emotions and are too angry to continue working through their divorce in an amicable manner, while others decide to take their divorce to court as a result of legal matters involving kids (such as custody) or finances (property division, etc.). Additionally, some come to the conclusion that the collaborative process simply is not working out.
If you are wondering how to handle your divorce because your former partner has completely changed their approach, it is imperative to carefully review all of your legal options. You need to have a firm understanding of how to protect your interests, especially if your former spouse is hostile or uncooperative. Our blog covers other topics about the end of marriage and various family law matters.