Collaborative Law is a method of dispute resolution outside of the Court
Collaborative Family Law is a form of negotiation that tries to minimize
conflict, with the parties and their lawyers agreeing to make a good faith
attempt to reach a mutually acceptable settlement without going to court.
Working together, they strive to end their relationship in a way that addresses
everyone’s legal, financial, and emotional needs. The Collaborative process also
helps parents plan for their future and that of their children.
This process involves the use of “interest based” negotiation. Other process
choices that are available to clients include positional bargaining while moving
through the court process, arbitration and mediation.
It is also recommended that Collaborative Law be used to negotiate
Co-habitation Agreements and Marriage Contracts.