If your marriage is ending, you may feel overwhelmed. Collaborative Divorce is a structured process that provides an alternative to court. The Collaborative choice offers you the opportunity to focus on what is important to you, your family and your future. Couples facing separation and divorce encounter many challenges — especially when children are involved. Parents must resolve important issues with significant thought to the after-effects. Collaborative Family Law provides a positive context in which to deal with these concerns without resorting to litigation. The lawyers and clients sign a Participation Agreement which provides 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 establishing an open, cooperative environment, parties and their counsel can work toward a settlement that benefits everyone.
How is Collaborative Different?
When a couple come to us for a divorce they have been through a very difficult time. They are worn out, emotionally frayed, and have shut down in terms of their ability to relate. The team approach supports them and create a safe space to address the key issues of their divorce. Collaborative Divorce grants them the ability to be vulnerable. When they are just combative, they can never experience that vulnerability and their children need them to experience that.