Collaborative Divorce is a respectful, out-of-court, process to settle divorce and family disputes. It is a voluntary choice for settlement instead of an involuntary choice for court battles in an adversarial litigation process.
In the Collaborative Process trained Collaborative Professionals assist their clients to seek and reach resolutions that consider the individual's as well as the family's needs and interests. The Collaborative Professionals guide the Process and the clients decide their future. The Collaborative Professionals are on your settlement team and from day one, your dollars are spent seeking a resolution that is acceptable to everyone in your family.
Collaboration is future focused. The parties and their attorneys meet face-to-face in a series of meetings to gather and exchange information and ideas to resolve their family’s disputes.
Advantages of Collaboration
Selecting Collaboration is:
- voluntary and requires both parties to hire Collaborative attorneys
- a choice not to proceed in court while in the Collaborative Processes
- hiring a Collaborative attorney for the Collaborative Process who is disqualified from representing you in contested court battles
- made after discussing with an attorney, the benefits and risks of the Collaborative Process as compared to the other processes such as litigation (court battles), mediation, arbitration or expert evaluation.
“If you or someone you know has prayerfully concluded that separation or divorce is inevitable, yet are seeking a respectful alternative to traditional divorce, property division, custody, visitation, co-parenting, or child and spousal support litigation, then consider the Collaborative Divorce Process."