The collaborative law process is meant to focus on finding ways to effectively communicate and avoid barriers often built up during litigation. This is done through informal meetings and discussions with you, the other party, and the attorneys. Additionally, other professionals, such as financial professionals and mental health professionals may be utilized to work with everyone in the process. The goal of the collaborative law process is to allow the parties to control the process and make final decisions rather than leaving them up to the court, which can often lead to a lose-lose situation.
By giving the parties control of the process and opening the lines of communication, the parties can work together to find resolutions that meet both of their needs. Through the building of mutual respect and openness the parties learn to build a new relationship to allow future interaction, which is especially important where children are involved and the parties will need to work together in the future for the benefit of their children.
Upon deciding to enter the collaborative process, both parties will sign a Collaborative Engagement Agreement outlining the terms of the collaborative law process. In the event either party decides to withdraw from the collaborative process, or the status of the case in any other way terminates as a collaborative case, the parties will be obligated to select new attorneys. The possibility of having to give up their respective attorneys as well as the mental health professionals and financial professionals involved is meant to serve to dissuade parties from withdrawing from the collaborative process.
Whether you are seeking more information about the collaborative law process or are looking for an attorney to enter the collaborative law process with, an attorney at Edward F. Whipps & Associates can help.
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