The Collaborative Law process creates a cooperative environment where communication can take place, and provides an arena in which the parties can work together to resolve issues. It is a method in which you and your spouse agree, together with your attorneys, to focus your efforts on civilly dissolving your marriage and dividing your assets without going to court.
A goal of Collaborative Law is to assure that children are a priority, not a casualty. Therefore, a child specialist is available on the collaborative team to help the children express their concerns throughout the process in what can be a difficult transition in their lives.
Other professionals are included in the process when needed. A financial consultant to help protect the financial interests of each party and a divorce coach to help you manage the emotional pain and strain of changing relationships, are available to you.
Collaborative Law is based on three principles:
Mutual respect is a fundamental priority in the Collaborative Process. Your marriage may cease, but you don’t cease being a worthy human being. When respect is given and received, the discussions move more smoothly and agreements are reached more easily.
Brian Garvey is a certified collaborative law attorney that will guide you through a difficult period in your life. If you believe Collaborative Law is the better way to your divorce, please call Brian for a private consultation at no charge to learn more.