What is collaborative law?
Collaborative Law provides a safe, neutral environment for the parties to meet with their attorneys and expects such as mental health professional, financial professional and/or a child facilitator professional. The collaborative process has a unique approach that focuses on the parties, the family and the division of the property based on the interests of each party.
The collaborative law process is more interest based on the parties. The parties agree to never take anything to court. Instead, the parties use a team that typically consists of a neutral mental health professional and if needed a neutral financial professional and/or child facilitator professional and their collaboratively trained attorneys to negotiate how to dissolve their marriage.
How is divoring the collabortive way different?
When divorcing the collaborative way, each party will have a collaboratively trained attorney. Both parties and attorneys agree, in writing, not to litigate the case in court. If either spouse withdrawals from the collaborative process, you both will have to hire different lawyers and go the traditional litigation route, essentially starting all over. Luckily for you, we are trained in collaborative divorce and traditional divorce so you won't need to hire a new lawyer to fight for you.
Collaborative divorce is the alternative to traditional litigation divorce. Traditional divorce is conducted using the litigation model where it has several stages that the parties must go through before it is either settled or makes it to trial. To learn more about the stages of traditional divorces, please go to out traditional divorce page.
Is collaborative divorce faster or less expensive?
Using collaborative divorce is the alternative to traditional litigation divorce. There are no guarantees that using the collaborative law process is faster or less expensive than non-collaborative cases. You and your family are going to go through a very big change. This change can be healthier, downplay the conflicts that arise out of traditional litigation divorce and instead focus on the solutions needed for you and your family moving forward and helps you preserve your relationships