Collaborative divorce is one of our primary practice areas.
The collaborative process offers an alternative approach to the divorce process whereby parties agree to resolve their disputes amicably through innovative negotiation strategies, and without a courtroom alterative. As an alternative to litigation, it can be a positive choice to help families maintain relationships and reduce the stress inherent in litigation.
The collaborative law process involves informal discussions and joint conferences for the purpose of settling all issues between the parties. Each party and his or her attorney agree to proceed with honesty and mutual respect. The parties acknowledge the need to work together and compromise in order to settle all issues, and focus on the individual needs and interests of each party to aid in their negotiations.
In the event the parties cannot settle their issues through the collaborative process, the collaborative lawyers must withdraw, and new trial counsel must be retained. Although this can seem daunting, this component encourages parties to remain in the collaborative process and work hard towards a mutually beneficial settlement.
Is the collaborative divorce process right for us?
The collaborative process is not for everyone. In your initial consultation we will assess your case and help you determine whether this is the best route for you. Ultimately, our goal is to help you through your divorce case in the least dramatic and most efficient manner possible. We’re prepared to serve you, no matter what route your case takes.