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Collaborative Divorce


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The Collaborative Divorce Process is a way of practicing law where the attorneys for both of the parties in a divorce agree to assist them in resolving conflict or legal issues using cooperative strategies rather than adversarial techniques and court proceedings.

The Collaborative Process started in Minnesota in 1990 in the Twin Cities' area with an initial group of four family-law lawyers. Since then, it has spread across the United States and Canada.

There are many advantages to using an attorney that practices Collaborative Divorce Law. The process is usually less time consuming and more cost effective than going through the adversarial system. The Collaborative Process uses a team approach to reaching a settlement. Both parties to the divorce are supported by their lawyers; however, they work cooperatively with their spouse. The process is much less fear and anxiety producing than using court proceedings or the threat of court proceedings. When the threat of going to court is out of the picture, it is easier to focus on reaching a settlement. When a settlement is reached amicably, it feels much more like a 'win-win' situation. In the Collaborative Process, there is a parity of payment to each attorney so that neither party's representation is deprived by lack of funds.

The Collaborative Process uses informal discussions and conferences attended by both spouses and their attorneys to settle all issues. The Collaborative Process relies on an atmosphere of honesty, cooperation, integrity, and professionalism. It requires that both spouses, with the assistance of their attorneys, provide all pertinent documents and information relating to the issues to be settled. In the event that experts are necessary, it encourages the use of jointly retained experts. Both spouses and attorneys are required to work together toward a shared resolution that is geared toward the future well being of the family.

If the parties cannot reach a settlement through the collaborative process approach, the collaborative lawyers withdraw from the case and the parties are free to retain trial attorneys to pursue the matter in court.

The collaborative process is not right for every case. The decision of whether or not your case is appropriate for the collaborative law process must be discussed with the attorney you select. If you wish to consider the collaborative law process for your divorce, consult with an attorney trained and educated in this specific area before you decide how to proceed in your case.

It takes a strong commitment on both sides to be honest and open in exchanging information, but if you and your spouse can agree to use the collaborative process, it is a viable alternative to divorce litigation.

The following divorce professionals practice Collaborative Divorce Law
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California
Calabasas
  Feinberg & Waller, APC     (818) 905-1600 Visit Web Site  
Freemont
  Law & Mediation Office of Lorna Jaynes     (510) 795-6304 Visit Web Site  
Irvine
  Wilkinson & Finkbeiner     (949) 955-9155 Visit Web Site  
Los Angeles
  Claery & Green, LLP     (310) 817-6904 Visit Web Site  
Sacramento
  Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP     (916) 455-5200 Visit Web Site  
Connecticut
Litchfield
  Law Offices of Brian M. Yard, LLC     (860) 567-7000 Visit Web Site  
Stamford
  Mediation Solutions     (203) 359-1999 Visit Web Site  
Florida
Clearwater
  Law Office of Dean G. Tsourakis, LLC     (727) 785-2700 Visit Web Site  
Orlando
  Katz & Phillips, P.A.     (321) 332-6864 Visit Web Site  
Georgia
Alpharetta
  Meriwether & Tharp LLC     (678) 879-9000 Visit Web Site  
Atlanta
  Naggiar & Sarif LLC     (404) 816-2004 Visit Web Site  
Kansas
Kansas City
  Richard T. Bryant & Associates     (816) 221-9000 Visit Web Site  
Louisiana
Abita Springs
  Ladouceur and Ladouceur, L.L.C     (985) 898-2131 Visit Web Site  
Maine
Augusta
  Law offices of Edward A. Brown, P.A.     (207) 622-6900 Visit Web Site  
Maryland
Fulton
  McCabe Russell, PA     (443) 812-1435 Visit Web Site  
Massachusetts
Brookline
  Israel, Van Kooy & Days, LLC     (617) 277-3774 Visit Web Site  
Newton
  Reach Accord Law and Mediation Services     (781) 449-4815 Visit Web Site  
  Karen M. Buckley. Esq.     (617) 964-7000 Visit Web Site  
Minnesota
Eagan
  Cylkowski Law Office, P.A.     (651) 882-7808 Visit Web Site  
Missouri
Kansas City
  Richard T. Bryant & Associates     (816) 221-9000 Visit Web Site  
St Louis
  Stange Law Firm, PC     (314) 963-4700 Visit Web Site  
Nevada
Las Vegas
  Webster & Associates     (702) 562-2300 Visit Web Site  
New Jersey
East Brunswick
  Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt     (732) 238-8700 Visit Web Site  
Manasquan
  Law Offices of O'Toole & Gunteski, LLC     (732) 223-1400 Visit Web Site  
Red Bank
  Law Offices of Laura M. D'Orsi, L.L.C.     (732) 741-3121 Visit Web Site  
Roseland
  Fox Rothschild, LLP     (973) 994-7501 Visit Web Site  
Somerville
  Kelleher and Moore     (908) 722-1322  
Wall
  Linda L. Piff, Attorney at Law     (732) 556-0240 Visit Web Site  
Westfield
  The Law Offices of Michael R. Magaril     (908) 389-0100 Visit Web Site  
Wyckoff
  Law and Mediation Office of Joseph C. Noto     (201) 847-0814 Visit Web Site  
New York
Forest Hills
  Law Firm and Mediation Practice of Alla Roytberg, P.C.     (212) 582-5757 Visit Web Site  
Melville
  New York Divorce Mediation Group, LLC     (516) 749-5017 Visit Web Site  
New York
  Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP     (212) 867-9123 Visit Web Site  
  June Jacobson, J.D., M.S.W.     (212) 242-0806 Visit Web Site  
  Eiges & Orgel, PLLC     (212) 766-6300 Visit Web Site  
Ohio
Cincinnati
  LMH Law Office, LLC     (513) 632-5317 Visit Web Site  
Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh
  Notaro & Associates, P.C.     (412) 281-1988 Visit Web Site  
Texas
Austin
  Eric M. Willie, P.C.     (512) 478-0834 Visit Web Site  
Dallas
  Paula Lock Smyth Law Offices     (214) 646-1485 Visit Web Site  



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