Do you wish there was a way to resolve your divorce issues without the stress of the courtroom and the expense of litigation? Collaborative Law may be your answer. Collaborative Law allows you to resolve your legal disputes without a trial and to achieve separation without litigation. Collaborative Law is non-adversarial. This means the parties are working together toward a resolution rather than against each other.
Collaborative Family Law. The collaborative approach is most often used in family law disputes. The parties and their lawyers sign an agreement promising to negotiate in good faith, attempting to settle their disputes out of court. The parties voluntarily share information and documents. They attempt to put aside negative emotions and work together toward a resolution. For these reasons, the process often resembles mediation. The parties and the attorneys agree that if the collaborative approach does not work, neither of the lawyers will represent the parties in court. This ensures that all those involved are working collaboratively rather than as adversaries.
Separation Without Litigation. Collaborative Family Law has many advantages:
- You have control over the resolution of your dispute.
- Your private information does not become public, allowing you to maintain your privacy.
- The collaborative approach is less expensive and less stressful than going to court.
- Litigation can actually make difficult relationships more strained. Because divorcing couples will continue to have a relationship with each other through their children, collaborative law solutions promote better relationships for parents and children.
Is Collaborative Law Right For You?
Not all cases are right for the collaborative approach. If a lawsuit has already been filed, collaborative law may not be the answer. Sometimes there are simply too many hurt feelings and negative emotions for the collaborative law approach. However, if you and your spouse or ex-spouse are interested in saving money and working together toward a resolution that is good for both of you, collaborative family law may be the right choice. Contact Irvine Law Firm to see whether you can benefit from a Collaborative resolution to your legal disputes. We look forward to hearing from you.