Collaborative Law allows individuals to avoid an adversarial divorce, family law litigation or other disagreement in the court system. This practice is client-centered and client-controlled. The process begins with an assessment of the individual needs of each client.
Collaborative Law uses a team approach to resolve your dispute. Each client will have his or her own lawyer to support and advise them through this process along with a Collaborative Coach and Financial Professional to complete the team. The Collaborative Coach is a licensed mental health professional and focuses on constructive communication, management of difficult emotions, conflict resolution, child development, family dynamics, and co-parenting techniques. The Financial Professional has one or more financial certifications and acts as a neutral expert in gathering and understanding relevant financial information (assets, debts, income, expenses).
Together this team will assist each client in making fully informed, intelligent and voluntary decisions. This legal approach can cut the expensive cost of contentious litigation by allowing the parties to move apart with mutual respect and dignity by creating their own results on their own terms.