What is Collaborative Practice?

Collaborative Practice:

  • Is a process of resolving issues without going to court.
  • Uses time tested and innovative problem solving approaches to resolve disputes.
  • Is guided by what is important to you. Collaborative professionals ask you about your goals.
  • Requires transparent sharing of information.
  • Is voluntary; never court ordered.
  • Has a proven track record of positive results.

To maintain the problem-solving focus of the process, the clients agree in writing that Collaborative professionals cannot assist clients in court if it becomes a contested matter; instead, clients will be provided assistance transitioning to new court-based attorneys.

Collaborative Practice is appropriate for family related matters, including, but not limited to:

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Post-decree issues
  • Paternity (unmarried parents)
  • 3rd Party Custody
  • Grandparent access to grandchildren
  • Pre-nuptial or Post-nuptial Agreements
  • Adoption
  • Wills and Estates
  • Probate
  • Addressing issues for families of children with disabilities (e.g., financial planning for the life span, child-sensitive parenting time arrangements, building a strong foundation for co-parenting, conservatorships and guardianships)
  • Family-owned business restructuring

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