According to a recent Forbes article, yes, divorces can in fact be diplomatic, even amicable (but, as the article points out, that doesn’t mean you have to be friends with your ex). In North Carolina, we call this process collaborative law or collaborative divorce. Both of our firm’s partners, Alan Krusch andLeigh Sellers, are trained in representing parties in collaborative divorces.
The main benefit of getting a collaborative divorce can be summed up in one word: Control. The article states that “settling a divorce amicably will provide both members of the couple more control over the separation of property, custody and other important matters . . . when a divorce goes to court, the judge ultimately decides who should be granted what.”