Collaborative divorce or dissolution is an alternative method of resolution in which spouses agree to work together, openly and honestly, to reach a divorce settlement without going to court. Together with their attorneys and other professionals, including a financial neutral and a child specialist, the parties negotiate in good faith and with full disclosure of relevant facts. Collaborative dissolution is desirable for many families because it reduces tension and hostility, and lays the groundwork for future positive communication between the parties. This is especially beneficial for divorcing couples with children. Collaborative dissolution often takes less time than a litigated dissolution and can also be less expensive. It usually also results in a more satisfying outcome for the parties, who create their own solutions rather than having a judge impose a solution upon them.
Our attorneys have received specific training in the practice of Collaborative Law and are experienced in this method of dispute resolution.
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