Is Collaborative Law Right For You?

Collaborative law isn’t for everyone, but it is worth considering if some or most of the following statements are true for you.

1. You seek a respectful and civil resolution of the issues.
2. You hope to maintain a potential friendship with your partner in the future.
3. You aim for the best co-parenting relationship, especially if you’ll be raising children together.
4. You desire to shield your children from the trauma of litigious conflicts between parents.
5. Both of you wish to stay connected with mutual friends or shared family members.
6. Your ethical or spiritual beliefs emphasize personal responsibility and managing conflicts with honesty.
7. You prioritize privacy and discretion in your personal matters, preferring to keep your divorce and settlement details away from public records.
8. You appreciate autonomy in decision-making and would rather not leave pivotal choices about your finances or child-rearing to an outsider, such as a judge.
9. Recognizing the limitations of conventional court outcomes, you desire more tailored solutions for resolving disputes.
10. You recognize the importance of maintaining relationships in your reconfigured family setting.
11. You believe in resolving conflicts by aiming to fulfill not just your goals, but also the reasonable aspirations of the other party.
12. Both you and your partner are willing to channel your energy and intellect into constructive problem-solving, emphasizing solutions over blame.
13. You want an attorney that protects your interests while also helping you reach a long-lasting agreement as efficiently as possible.

If you answered yes to most or all of the above statements, then collaborative law may be the best choice for you.