Resolving disputes means that your goals and priorities need to be identified, and then productively discussed and addressed. Collaborative Divorce lawyers will therefore normally spend time to help you unlock and share your interests and goals, and prioritize them, as a guiding light towards resolution. Your goals, interests, needs, concerns, and priorities, are discussed in a safe and respectful environment.

Your Collaborative Divorce lawyer will focus on what you’ve identified to be what’s important to your future—your goals and priorities—so they’re not overlooked. The lawyers help guide you towards a mutually satisfying outcome in which you and your spouse can reach a meeting of the minds–where you can both say “yes.”Both lawyers try to help ensure that everyone’s concerns are addressed, because otherwise the agreement probably won’t be durable. While perhaps paradoxical, you and your spouse are effectively partners in creating an agreement that is durable for both of you.