Collaborative law creates an excellent way for you to work together with your spouse and come out of your divorce or separation in a more positive mindset and place. With the collaborative law model, the goal is to avoid litigation and spending time in court.

This helpful kind of alternative dispute resolution is simple. You and your partner both have your own attorney who will be there to represent you and guide you. You can also hire other experts to help with issues such as creating parenting plans or dividing your property.

Who can use the collaborative law process?

Collaborative law isn’t always going to be the right solution for a divorcing or unmarried couple who is separating. However, if you and your spouse are willing to work together despite disagreements, then it may be good for you. It may also be a good idea for your case if you and your spouse don’t want to go to court or would like to preserve your privacy by resolving your issues privately.

It should be clear that most courts won’t have as much time to spend on your case as it deserves. A judge will make decisions for you that you may or may not agree with. To avoid that, using collaborative law is one potential solution. It is more flexible and will give you the time you need to resolve disputes in a way that both of you can be satisfied with.

Our website has more information on collaborative law as well as how it can help you get through your divorce or separation and resolve your issues without giving up your privacy. Your attorney can answer any questions you have about how collaborative law works.