The Collaborative Law Process is voluntary. You may talk with the other person and point out some of the benefits of the Collaborative Process:
- Together, you remain in control of the outcome and keep individual, as well as collective needs and interests central to your agreement
- Together, you know best what an equitable outcome looks like and if you are parents, you know what is best for your children
- The process starts you on a path of strong, constructive co-parenting, which will benefit your children as you move through the process and into the future
- Your communication skills will be strengthened, benefiting all your relationships
- Your privacy is better protected; most things in a divorce file are public record
For more information, start by asking your spouse to review the information on this website. The next step to learn more would be a no obligation consultation with a Collaborative attorney or other Collaborative professional. If you have retained your own Collaborative Attorney he, she or they can also answer questions each of you have about the process.
If the other person is already represented, your Collaborative lawyer will contact their attorney and explore whether a Collaborative Process can be used to help you reach agreement.