The first reason is that collaborative divorce attorneys enter the process with an entirely different mindset about what their role is. This is often referred to as a ‘paradigm shift.’ Rather than advocating to win their clients the largest settlement possible regardless of the cost and who gets hurt,...Read more
The biggest difference between a traditional and collaborative divorce begins with the fact that in a traditional divorce, the parties rely heavily on the judges and the court to bring a resolution to their dispute. This often fosters an adversarial environment where the couples look at the process as a battle they...Read more
There are several ways a collaborative divorce helps you move through the divorce process in less time with fewer emotional costs. They include: Fostering a cooperative atmosphere where both parties feel safe and able to communicate openly toward solving problems in a creative manner. Putting together a ‘team’ of...Read more
Why is it necessary for collaborative divorce lawyers to withdraw if an agreement is not reached in a case?
While the following is by no means an exhaustive list, the following are a few key reasons: The spouses will work harder to settle if they know they must hire new lawyers to go to court. The lawyers cannot give up and get a second chance in court –...Read more
A Marital Settlement Agreement, also called a “Separation Agreement” or “Property Settlement Agreement” is an agreement between divorcing spouses that lays out the terms of their divorce settlement. You will rarely find two Marital Settlement Agreements that are exactly alike, because different states have different rules about what must...Read more