Collaboration

Divorce is never only between two people. Collaborative processes help partners protect their relationships with children, relatives, and friends during the transition to living apart.

Divorce is never only between two people. Collaborative processes help partners protect their relationships with children, relatives, and friends during the transition to living apart.

 

collaborative law is fair

The Collaborative Law Process is a way of helping people resolve disputes without going to court. By the time a divorce is imminent, most partners crave respect and the feeling of being heard. Collaborative law allows partners the chance to work out their disputes without involving the legal system - this avoids escalating conflict. Parties can focus on what matters to them.

An interest-based approach

Collaborative Divorce is a creative and supportive approach that considers the needs and interests of both spouses in a marriage dissolution or legal separation.

For the children

The Collaborative Law Process helps parents create a two-home future for the family by supporting effective parent communication and focus on children’s needs and interests.

Is Collaborative Law Process different than Mediation?

Both Collaborative Law and Mediation are processes that encourage and support self-determined agreement.  The Collaborative Law Process differs from Mediation because the Collaborative approach starts with a written commitment to avoid court or threats of litigation.  The threat of going to court as an alternative to agreement is not used as a negotiation strategy in the Collaborative Process but is often used in a mediation process.

Using the Collaborative Law process, you will create, determine and choose your best settlement with the assistance of professionals who support your goal of a self-determined outcome.