Collaborative Law

COLLABORATIVE RESOLUTION

• Resolving Disputes Respectfully
• Efficient
• Effective
• Cost Savings
• Team Approach
• Beneficial and Fair Financial Settlements

Many cases are multifaceted and not primarily legal (such as divorce). Professionals such as mediators, coaches and financial professionals are essential for settlement.

All the professionals are used on an “as needed basis” and each focuses on areas in which they excel. This is a highly efficient and effective form of conflict resolution.

There are many forms of collaborative resolution but there is one constant: Every party retains a lawyer for settlement purposes only. Unlike traditional negotiation, the lawyers must withdraw if the case cannot be resolved out of court.

Very few litigation cases actually go to trial, but before they settle, huge amounts of legal fees and corresponding acrimony can build up. In preventing that, Collaborative practice can help to reduce both financial and emotional costs by creating a cooperative environment early on.

In cases where we can bring people together in this way, we bring in appropriate professionals and act as a case manager to obtain the most beneficial results with the least cost.

TYPES OF TEAM PROFESSIONALS

• Mediator
• Financial Analyst
• Therapist
• Lawyers
• Appraisers
• Business Evaluators
• Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
• Coaches
• Custody Evaluators
• Experts or Specialists
• Physicians
• Insurance Specialists

“Very few litigation cases actually go to trial, but before they settle, huge amounts of legal fees and corresponding acrimony can build up. In preventing that, Collaborative practice can help to reduce both financial and emotional costs by creating a cooperative environment early on.”
TRICIA MORRIS