Collaborative Family Law
Collaborative Family Law (also known as Collaborative Practice) is a voluntary dispute resolution process in which the parties agree to maintain certain standards and follow certain procedures to reach a mutually acceptable settlement of their family law matter without going to court. The parties agree to maintain open communication and information sharing, and work towards creating shared solutions acknowledging their highest priorities.
In Collaborative Practice, very generally, the parties sign an agreement describing the nature and scope of the matter, and voluntarily disclose all information which is relevant and material to the matter. The parties agree to use good faith efforts in their negotiations to reach mutually acceptable settlement. Each party is represented by a lawyer trained in the specific techniques of collaborative family law, and the parties may engage other professionals (such as financial or mental health experts) as needed.
Our firm includes lawyers who are trained and accredited in the specific techniques of Collaborative Family Law. We encourage our clients to consider a Collaborative Practice approach, and would be happy to discuss this option with you.