Collaborative Law removes family disputes from traditional courtroom litigation into innovative, solution-based settings. Collaborative law methods allow both parties to reach a cooperative settlement to end their marriage. These divorces also avoid the often contentious “fight to win” model. Such an approach is made possible by specially trained attorneys and professionals skilled in collaborative law practices.
To start any collaborative divorce process, each party must recruit specially trained collaborative attorneys who will need to sign a written agreement with the intent to achieve a beneficial settlement for both parties. The attorneys may work with a team of other professionals, including a financial expert, child specialist, or divorce coach. If a resolution cannot be reached, the spouses then retain courtroom lawyers as collaborative attorneys cannot go to court.