While you will always need to have Collaborative lawyers, you may also choose to start the process with a Collaborative Divorce Coach or a Collaborative Financial Professional. You will meet privately and in joint sessions with your professionals. Collaborative Practice is unique in that it calls for both spouses, and your lawyers, to meet for face-to-face discussions and negotiations-outside the courtroom. In an atmosphere of openness and honesty, all assets are disclosed, needs are communicated, and solutions are explored. When there are children, their interests are given top priority.
The end result of Collaborative Practice is a divorce agreement that has been achieved through mutual problem solving. You, along with your lawyers and other chosen collaborative professionals, take control of shaping the final agreement, rather than having a settlement imposed on you by the court.