A Collaborative Divorce is a non-adversarial option providing privacy, support, and guidance to the couple and family. The Collaborative team includes not only the attorneys, but also neutral parties, such as a financial professional, a divorce coach or a child specialist.
The collaborative attorneys guide the couple through the process assisting in facilitating an agreement that meets the goals, interests, and concerns of the family. This process is private compared to litigation, and the professionals create an atmosphere conducive to openness and trust. The Collaborative Divorce process is client-centered, and all information is gathered in a transparent manner. The goal is to provide the couple with all the information they need to make informed decisions about their future, finances, assets and the care of their children.
The court is not involved in this process until final agreements are reached and then only to the extent of a final dissolution hearing.