Collaborative Law is a problem solving process involving both parties, their collaboratively trained lawyers, and sometimes coaches. Collaborative Law or collaborative process occurs prior to either party filing for divorce at court.
In Collaborative Law, both parties meet with their lawyers in a series of well-planned, four-way meetings which are targeted at assisting the parties in resolving disputes by exploring each parties' needs and interests; generating and analyzing options; and reaching agreements. Parties can resolve all issues in their divorce when they engage in the collaborative law process, including parenting arrangements, support, and the division of property and debts.
Parties are sometimes assisted by coaches who can help them communicate more effectively thereby making the four-way meetings with lawyers more productive and constructive. Coaches are licensed mental health professionals who are trained to participate in the collaborative law process. Parties may also be assisted by a child specialist, who can help them consider appropriate parenting arrangements for their children, or by a financial specialist, who can help them consider their financial choices and the financial and tax implications of these options.
Collaborative Law truly considers the legal, emotional and financial implications of divorce. It is a process that removes children from the center of conflict and helps parties prepare for their future.
The McCartney Law Firm is proud to offer Collaborative Law in our practice. If you are considering divorce, or a modification or change to existing orders, ask your lawyer to explain the collaborative law process and to help you evaluate whether this process may help you and your spouse.
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