Divorce is stressful alone, without the pressure of a contested breakup. In a collaborative divorce, you work with your spouse to split assets and determine a co-parenting plan that works for both of you.
According to the U.S. News, uncontested divorces have various benefits.
Both of you have to spend more money in a contested divorce to fight within the court system. In addition to paying court costs, you may be unable to work out the division of assets that protects both you and the interests of any children you have. When you have an uncontested divorce, you work out arrangements on time. If you need to see a therapist or calm down before working things out with your ex, you have time to do it. You can calm down and end your marriage without harming your family financially.
Even if you and your spouse are on the same page about the divorce, it is still challenging to go through with it. You will still feel the emotional burden of separating from someone you built a life with. The financial and emotional strain can lead to depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.
A contested divorce can make the strain worse. Most couples experience more anger and fighting during contested divorces. The emotional damage can last longer and become more intense.
In a collaborative divorce, you agree without worrying about the judge’s orders going against what you and your former spouse want. When people have a say in their divorce, they tend to feel better about the process.