Collaborative law provides an alternative solution for couples who have chosen to separate, file for divorce or determine a parenting schedule. This option allows couples to avoid court and meet on common ground to settle without seeking litigation. This is a voluntary process in which the couple signs a participation agreement. The agreement binds them to the process and eliminates future family-related legal action. Collaborative law can also help with a wide range of other family issues such as pre and post-nuptial contracts and parental disputes.
When you and your spouse or partner have decided to move forward in a divorce or custody proceeding but would like to avoid stepping foot in a courtroom, Collaborative Family Law is a great alternative. In the collaborative process, each party is represented by independent legal counsel, and both attorneys will assist the parties through the process so that a resolution of all issues can be reached respectfully, amicably, and at a much lower cost than traditional court proceedings.
Throughout the Collaborative process, you will meet with Kathryn both separately and in group meetings with the other party and his/her legal representation. If necessary, other professionals, such as a mediator, child custody specialist, counselor and/or financial planner, will be brought into the process to ensure all issues and needs of the parties are thoroughly met.