Collaborative Law

Collaborative law is a confidential process that helps spouses find a fair, equitable resolution without having to leave the decision in the hands of a judge. Collaborative law is an alternative to the traditional litigation model of divorce resolution. Instead of having multiple hearings, spouses meet privately with their attorneys and experts of their choice to discuss and resolve amicably the issues surrounding the divorce. The attorneys provide advice and counsel on legal claims and possible resolutions while the experts help create options that each spouse can feel comfortable with.

Collaborative Law is An Amicable Alternative to Traditional Divorce Litigation

If you are seeking an amicable divorce, collaborative law offers many benefits including:

  • Giving parents the option to create the best custody and visitation arrangement for the children instead of allowing a stranger make that choice for them.
  • Since the spouses use one expert, there is no need to double the cost by having competing experts with multiple reports.
  • People are allowed to preserve their privacy during the collaborative law meetings instead of testifying in an open courtroom.
  • Parents provide their children the best chance at being spared the pain of seeing parents who have developed increased animosity which can arise in an adversarial case.
  • Spouses are given a chance to consult with experts about an array of outcomes that they feel are fair to both parties and best for each.

Our attorneys, who are experienced litigators but also trained and certified in collaborative law, can draw on their professional and personal experience to help you decide which method is best for you. To learn more about the collaborative law model for an amicable divorce, contact us for a free consultation.