Collaborative Law is a vital part of family law and consists of a process where you and your spouse agree to work together in a collaborative effort to resolve your issues. This process is very similar to mediation, but has the added benefit that each party commits to the process by signing the participation agreement. The participation agreement requires the parties to communicate respectfully and share all information with each other and it states that if the parties are not able to resolve their issues, they will retain different lawyers to commence a court action on their behalf.
I encourage participation in a cooperative process, whether it be through collaborative law or mediation and I would discuss with you whether or not it is in your best interests to enter into the collaborative law process.
For more information regarding Collaborative Law, please visits the Collaborative Family Law (CFL) website at: www.collaborativefamilylawgroup.com.