Collaborative Law is a non-adversarial process. It is designed to enable divorcing couples, families and individuals to address their disputes in a respectful, compassionate and dignified manner. Unlike traditional litigation, which can pit one party against the other, and put children in the middle, Collaborative Law offers people in dispute the opportunity to share, and to hold as a priority those things that are most important to them. It provides people a voice and an opportunity to really hear the other party.
In the team model, experts such as financial specialists, child specialists, and divorce coaches are engaged to address the specific needs of the parties based on their specific circumstances. This is done by identifying priorities and goals of each individual, including the needs of their children. Then, in a series of meetings, the team focuses on the individuals’ underlying interests to create solutions – which solutions are often not otherwise available in a more traditional litigation setting.