Collaborative law is a dispute resolution process, facilitated by trained lawyers who assist participants in resolving conflict using cooperative strategies rather than adversarial techniques. Through a series of group meetings, lawyers and participants focus on identifying underlying interests, generating solutions that meet them. Collaborative Family Law participants agree to negotiate an agreement without going to court.
The Participation Agreement includes a commitment not to begin a court proceeding.
Collaborative family law respects relationships.
Collaborative family law safeguards participants’ privacy, because proceedings are not public record.
Collaborative family law gives participants control over the pace of their process.