What is Collaborative Divorce?
Collaborative Divorce allows spouses to be individually
represented by their own divorce lawyers and work together to
amicably resolve their issues with the goal of avoiding courtroom litigation.
Collaborative Divorce and Custody Practice is a voluntary dispute resolution process which allows parties to settle without resorting to traditional divorce and custody litigation. You and your spouse will each hire your own lawyers and work with your lawyers and each other to collaboratively resolve issues that are in the best interests of everyone.
The lawyers and clients sign an Agreement, which outlines that if the parties are unable to reach a settlement, the lawyers will withdraw from the case and assist the clients in transitioning the case to trial attorneys. By working in an open, cooperative environment, parties and their counsel can work toward a settlement that benefits everyone.
In Collaborative Law Practice, the parties voluntarily disclose all information relevant and material to the issues that must be decided, the parties agree to use good faith efforts in their negotiations to reach mutually beneficial settlements, each party must be represented by an attorney, the representation of the attorney ends upon any contested court proceeding, the parties may jointly engage experts as needed whose engagement terminates upon contested court proceedings.