Collaborative Divorce

“Getting divorced is a way to come back together again.”
– F.K., expressing the desire to work with the ex to craft an agreement that reflects both of their realities, during Collaborative Law Meeting.

Maybe you have read about mediation, but it just doesn’t seem right for you. Are you concerned about getting all the information you need and having some protections during the divorcing process? Maybe you don’t want an all-out war with your spouse — but you don’t feel comfortable sitting in a room and negotiating for yourself.

Collaborative Law allows you to be represented by an attorney in a process where you and your spouse agree that the goal is a peaceful settlement which maximizes the benefit to the family. You will use interest-based negotiation, which is the same technique used in mediation, but you will have an attorney by your side. Your attorney will guide you, advise you and speak for you when necessary.

In Collaborative Law cases, the attorneys agree that they won’t resort to the courts. This allows you and your spouse to keep control of certain aspects of your divorce, such as the cost and the timing. The attorneys will assist you to generate a wide range of possibilities for solutions to all of the problems facing your family, so that when you enter into an agreement you will have taken the time and weighed all your options to make sure that it is the best possible agreement for your family.

Rachel has been specifically trained in Collaborative Law. If you have further questions about the process, you can e-mail Rachel and your spouse can find a trained attorney, or get more information at