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What is Collaborative Family Law?

Collaborative family law is a new kind of alternative dispute resolution which involves a structured and cooperative out-of court approach to divorce problem solving.  In the family law setting this involves parties in a legal dispute working with their attorney's in a positive, results-focused environment.  This type of law involves working out property and support issues without stepping into a courtroom or filing divorce papers.

What is the Collaborative Law Process?

The bedrock principle of collaborative law is that parties work out their differences regarding property, support, and custody in a structured and amicable atmosphere.  Different methods are used to achieve this amicable atmosphere.  They are as follows: 

What are the Advantages of the Collaborative Law Process?

Many couples that involve themselves in the collaborative law process often find the process to be much less expensive and much less time consuming than traditional methods of dispute resolution or divorce proceedings.  It should be noted that should parties abandon the collaborative law process the overall cost may end being more expensive in the long run. 

Should I Contact a Collaborative Law Attorney?

If you are considering filing for divorce, or are currently involved in a divorce, support, custody, or property division dispute, and believe that collaborative law may offer a positive resolution to your situation, you should contact an attorney with collaborative family law experience to discuss the process and your legal options. 

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Last Modified: 03-05-2012 04:29 PM PST

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