Collaborative Law
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About the same time Vanilla was singing “Ice, Ice Baby” in the 90’s family law professionals were inventing COLLABORATIVE LAW.
What if your lawyer wasn’t just advising you about what the law says and what is likely -but not guaranteed- to happen in court when you go to final hearing months from now, but could also give you insight about the genius the financial planner on her team would be able to offer on restructuring your debts; and how the mortgage broker on her team could definitely help with the division of assets to save the house for the children; and speaking of the children how the family therapist she works with can help your family workout a parenting plan that’s best for the children and the two of you.

It happens in Collaborative Law!  While it still seems to be on the down low – for reasons I cannot understand – people are seeking out collaborative law attorneys who not only participate in extra training to be known as collaborative law attorneys, but they are involved in regular practice groups with professionals from many other practice areas who also help families struggling through or conquering divorce.

Collaborative Law attorney’s participate in extra training to be known as a Collaborative Law attorney and are involved in regular practice groups with professionals from many other practice areas who also help families struggling through or conquering divorce.

Did you know…. We have divorce coaches to work with spouses who are paralyzed by the devastation of divorce or so angry they are making decisions that are terrible for their family’s future?

Did you know…. Our financial neutrals can work with both parties to best divide and restructure budgets and forecasts so both parties leave the marriage financially better – having usually spent a significant amount less than on the attorneys fighting about it?

Did you know… You can avoid the child family investigator or parental responsibility evaluation and work with a family therapist or children’s counselor to determine a parenting plan instead of gambling on their recommendations or a judge’s determination for the parenting plan for your children?

The other benefit that is Nice Nice Baby, is getting off the court’s timeline.  In Collaborative Law YOU determine how fast or how long you need to accomplish matters with your counsel.

You, your spouse or partner work with respective attorneys, together to create the separation agreement and parenting plan to file at the same time you file the petition for divorce.  This way you avoid case management conferences, or ever going to court.  You file everything at once and then wait the 91 days for the Court to send you the decree.

As I stress in my practice, focuse on saving children and restructuring families, stop fighting about it and fix it.  Collaborative law is a great alternative to fix it.

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The 4 V’s of Mediation

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Collaborative Divorce

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