Collaborative divorce and family law provides families with an effective, respectful and private way to resolve legal conflicts.
Collaborative Law can be used in all family law cases including divorce, legal separation, non-marital couple separation, custody issues, parentage actions, child support and many other issues which directly impact families and family structures.
Attorneys, clients and other neutral professionals work as a team, meeting in a series of “four-way” or “five-way” meetings to address the needs of both clients and their children (if any). A participation agreement is signed by all parties stating they will work together to come to an agreement that meets both parties’ interests and needs. The participation agreement also states that the parties will not threaten to go to court as a means of forcing an agreement . In the Collaborative Process relevant financial and personal information is shared openly and voluntarily as opposed to the expensive information gathering procedures used in litigation. All parties commit to work together in good faith to resolve all the issues in their case. The entire process is confidential, and controlled by the parties, not the court system.
The professionals are dedicated to helping clients arrive at solutions that meet both parties’ interests and needs.
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