Frequently Asked Questions about Collaborative Law.

Collaborative Law is a refreshing new approach to resolving disputes that is catching-on with both clients and practitioners alike. Its primary use is in Family, Business and Civil law, but it can be used to resolve disputes involving employment, probate, real estate and other civil law matters.  Collaborative law has a simple premise of four key elements:

  • Voluntary, open and free exchange of information;
  • Pledge not to go to court (litigate);
  • The professionals’ commitment to assist you in reaching agreement; and
  • A balanced commitment to respect both parties’ shared goals.

Why is Collaborative Divorce Better than Traditional Divorce?

I would recommend visiting is Collaborative Divorce Right for Me? page. In short it can be private, protects the kids, and provides a team of professionals which may include a divorce coach, neutral financial, child and mortgage specialist that can help provide all the information needed to come up with a practical resolution that will benefit all parties involved.

What is a Divorce Coach?

The “divorce coach” is unique to collaborative divorce. A divorce coach is a mental health professional – often a psychologist or an LCSW – who assists the client in being able to effectively move through the divorce. Collaborative Divorce recognizes that there is an emotional component of divorce that may need to be addressed, in addition to the legal component. Learn More