In most cases, a dad in a contested divorce dispute is told by family law mediators that he will lose a majority of child custody rights and property division rights to mom, and he will also be expected to pay a hefty child support each month. This can lead to a feeling of hopelessness for divorcing fathers, but fortunately there is a remedy on the rise. Collaborative divorce and co-parenting are both holistic approaches to uncontested divorce that are gaining recognition in the mediation system as an alternative the gender-based process.
Many Connecticut residents who are considering divorce dread the idea of a lengthy court battle, but in some cases they can avoid the time, expense and emotion of litigation and instead pursue a negotiated settlement. The advantages of a negotiated divorce, in addition to staying out of the court room, include the process taking less time and having more control over the outcome of the divorce.