Collaborative Law

tumblr_mzgz92BX471st5lhmo1_1280For those couples who want to avoid litigation, but do not feel confident enough to mediate their dispute with their spouse, collaborative law is the perfect solution. In a collaborative setting, both parties are represented by attorneys who are trained to assist their clients in negotiating an amicable settlement. Often times other non-attorney professionals such as financial experts or mental health professionals are included in the negotiations as a resource for the parties. What makes collaborative law different from traditional adversarial law is that the parties and the participating professionals, including the lawyers, all agree to work toward an amicable settlement. If one party decides that the collaborative process is not working, then both parties must find new counsel to litigate their dispute. In this way, everyone involved in the process is committed to reaching an amicable agreement.