If you're engaging in a family law dispute, collaborative law and mediation can present a less stressful alternative to litigating your case in court. To learn more about how you can use collaborative law in your case, read today's blog!
To schedule a consultation with our team for your case, contact us online or via phone at (719) 212-4227.
What Even Is Collaborative Law?
Collaborative law is seen by many lawyers and spouses as an alternative to other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), such as mediation.
To engage in collaborative law, both parties must agree that it is the best path forward in their case and that they will engage in the process in good faith.
During collaborative law cases, both parties hire an attorney (just as they often would in a normal divorce). The parties and those lawyers then hold a series of meetings. At each meeting - and sometimes across several - the parties will discuss divorce-related matters, such as how to handle the distribution of marital assets and liabilities, child custody and support (if the parties share children), alimony, etc.
The parties will use those meetings to discuss compromises both parties would find satisfactory. Once the parties are able to successfully negotiate terms for divorce-related processes, they will work with their attorneys to develop a divorce agreement containing those terms. A court can then assess and approve that agreement (if it's fair to both parties) to finalize the divorce.
Is Collaborative Law Good for Me?
Many individuals see collaborative law as a secure, efficient way to work towards a divorce without litigating the process in the courtroom. Additionally, because divorces resolved through collaborative law are usually uncontested, they often cost significantly less than obtaining a contested divorce.
We'll work with you to find the best path forward in your divorce, including options for collaborative law. To schedule a consultation with our team for your divorce case, contact us online or via phone at (719) 212-4227.