I have a question regarding what i the difference between Collaborative Divorce and filing a Divorce yourself? If you file yourself you work things out between both parties and then have a lawyer finalize it. And Collaborative you work with lawyers and do not go to court. They are different correct? Does this make a difference in how you file the original paperwork or can you just file for divorce and then decide how you will proceed, or do you need to know your path prior to filing anything. I am asking because I feel that I would want to file so the filing will be documented and separation date documented before I do any negotiating. Thank you.
"...can you just file for divorce and then decide how you will proceed..."
Yes, that works.
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The separation date is the date that you separated, not necessarily the same date that you filed the divorce complaint, although the filing date can be used as separation date depending on the circumstances. I always recommend a consultation with a divorce attorney from the beginning so you can get advice and figure out a plan and realistic goals. Once you get that advice you will know more about what your rights are and what should be covered in your property settlement agreement.
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