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Finding a Peaceful Solution Through Collaborative Divorce

Besides death, divorce is one of the most stressful events you can face in life. However, a collaborative divorce lawyer makes this challenging process easier and prepares you to move on with your life.

What is Collaborative Divorce?

A Collaborative Divorce ends a marriage without litigation by using a negotiation process with two collaboratively trained attorneys and neutral experts. To achieve a client’s objectives, a collaborative divorce lawyer focuses on cooperation rather than combativeness. Collaborative Divorce facilitates the dissolution of a marriage respectfully and equitably while promoting discretion.

The Advantages of Collaborative Divorce

Nobody wins in an acrimonious separation. Lengthy divorce proceedings adversely impact partners, children, and reputations, not to mention your bank account. Collaborative divorce lawyers aim to protect clients’ interests and achieve the best financial settlement for all parties through educated compromise.

The benefits of a Collaborative Divorce are numerous:

  • Avoid the Courtroom – Collaborative divorce is a process where the parties, attorneys, and neutral experts sign an agreement to work outside the courtroom to make decisions and resolve conflicts. Litigated divorce proceedings are public, time-consuming, bureaucratic, and unnecessarily expensive.
  • Control – The collaborative divorce process promotes freedom and puts a couple in control of the outcome. Instead of being bound by a judge’s decisions, couples communicate to develop plans that meet their personal needs. A couple uses a neutral, collaboratively trained Financial Specialist to assist them in making decisions to ensure both are secure after the marriage.
  • Privacy and Reputation – Because negotiations and settlement terms are completed out of court in private, a Collaborative Divorce prevents damage to reputation that can occur when conflict plays out in a public courtroom.
  • Protection for Children – Divorce is a traumatic experience for children. The effects of negative emotions expressed in a contentious divorce can stay with a child for a lifetime. Collaborative Divorce protects children by encouraging parents to settle their differences respectfully with the help of a neutral, collaboratively trained Child Specialist.

Find Out if Collaborative Divorce is Right for You

The Collaborative Divorce process will only work in some situations. Both partners and their attorneys must be committed to providing all relevant information upfront, communicate civilly, and cooperate to resolve all disputes outside a courtroom.

Nothing is better than the Collaborative Divorce process for privacy, positivity, and civility in a divorce. When each party works with their own experienced New Mexico collaborative divorce lawyer, they can ensure that the terms that become part of the final divorce decree are equitable and enforceable. Contact our Albuquerque office of Batley Family Law today for a confidential case evaluation.

What Our Clients Say

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I had a great experience at Batley Family Law. They assisted me with my case. They were excellent and ensured that my case was handled as efficiently as possible and always made me feel informed. This firm helped me through a stressful time. Would absolutely recommend this law firm.”

J. A.

“Thanks for everything yesterday! I had a very informative and meaningful consultation with Batley Family Law. I can tell that they are compassionate and strong which I admire in a law firm. Their firm has written a great book on New Mexico Divorce Law and they had recommendations for books to help my kids in this process! Thanks for the great gifts as well. I look forward to working with them in the process that lies ahead.”


Bobbie Batley is unquestionably the top family lawyer in New Mexico, largely because of the amazing team she leads. This firm cares about their clients, and puts those needs out front. I will never hesitate to refer to this firm!”


“Batley Family Law is an excellent place to work. I enjoy coming in everyday. It is clear to see how much our attorneys value New Mexican families. They work their hardest to advocate for their clients on a daily basis.”

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“Batley Family Law provided me with excellent advice and service to effectively and efficiently resolve an issue with my best interests in mind. They did this with a great deal of compassion. I would highly recommend this firm.”

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