Even when the parties vow to keep their divorce amicable, despite their good intentions, things can easily go awry once attorneys become involved during the traditional I-Win/You-Lose adversarial process. However, the Collaborative Divorce Process is more civilized.
We consider it “Divorce for Grown-Ups.”
Collaborative Divorce commences with the parties signing a Participation Agreement, committing themselves to the process and agreeing that they will not seek judicial intervention.
QUITE SIMPLY—Collaborative Divorce is an ideal course if both parties want to avoid litigation, maintain family harmony and generate creative solutions. It is underscored by the understanding that you were partners—even if not good ones—throughout your marriage and you are partners in your divorce.
It is common for an individual who is about to embark upon a divorce to seek a “bulldog”, operating under the belief that they will “win” as a result of strong advocacy. But this is often a false assumption. The “bulldog” mentality results in increased expense, increased acrimony and long-term animosity, and takes a devastating emotional toll on the parties and, most importantly, their children. Then—in the end—the actual resolution is on par with what you could achieve through reasoned, intelligent advocacy.
We do not believe in forcing our clients to incur unnecessary legal fees. Rather, we believe in a pragmatic approach to each case which is focused on our client’s long-term goals, a results-oriented strategy which generates cost-effective solutions for our clients.