What is Collaborative Divorce?
In a collaborative divorce, the divorcing parties, with the support of two collaborative attorneys, a divorce coach and a financial neutral, take the time necessary to address the issues unique to their case and create a lasting divorce settlement without court intervention. We work to problem solve in a creative way that will benefit both parties, and children if they are involved, by discussing the unique aspects of your case. This is a much less stressful avenue compared to needing to scramble to make work a judgment set forth by the courts.
During the collaborative law process, each spouse is represented by a collaborative divorce attorney. At the outset of the process, each spouse signs a participation agreement and agrees to openly and honestly share all relevant information necessary to address the financial and legal issues of their case. All negotiations are conducted in six-way meetings with the following parties:
- Your collaborative divorce attorney
- Your Spouse
- Your Spouse’s collaborative divorce attorney
- Divorce coach
- Financial neutral