PROFESSIONALS FOR DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW CASES
Collaborative Professionals. Collaborative attorneys are required on every Collaborative case. Other Collaborative professionals who can support the process may be included on the professional team depending on several factors, including the model in which the individual professionals work. The main models are:
- In the Team Model, Non-attorney Collaborative professionals are integral to all parts of the Collaborative process. Clients receive the benefit of working with qualified legal, financial, child specialist, and coaching professionals who work in an integrated manner.
- In the Referral Model, qualified financial, coaching, and child specialists are hired on a referral or “as needed” basis.
- In the Attorney-Only Model, no other Collaborative professionals are included as an integral part of the team. Attorneys are the only professional team members involved.
To be a Collaborative Law case, all participants must agree that the attorneys and other professionals shall be disqualified from working outside the Collaborative Law process on that particular case. That way, all professionals can concentrate on one thing only: to work with the parties to help the parties reach agreement in a cost-effective manner.