What is collaborative law?
Regarding divorce processes, collaborative law, or collaboration, is your typical divorce proceeding. During collaboration, the attorneys and their clients all discuss, during a 4-way meeting, the terms of the divorce, negotiations for a mutually agreed-to outcome and an overall assurance that all parties are satisfied with the stipulations of the divorce.
Should I choose collaboration for my divorce proceeding?
Yes, as collaboration assures that the attorneys of both spouses are committed to reaching a beneficial outcome. Both attorneys work together on behalf of their clients by providing options and solutions that each party can agree to. Moreover, both attorneys also work to ensure that the interests of their respective clients are recognized and respected.
Why should I choose collaboration over mediation?
During mediation, the mediator is a neutral party whose responsibility it is to assure that both clients reach mutually agreed-to solutions. Neither party, however, has any legal counsel representing their best interests, nor are the parties individually aware of divorce law in the absence of said counsel. Collaboration ensures that both parties have their respective counsel properly supporting their best interests.