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Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law helps families settle divorce cases without going to court. The Collaborative Law approach offers couples facing divorce the following advantages:

  • Helps families divide their assets and businesses without destroying them.

  • Improves opportunities to restructure a family after a divorce without devastation.

  • Allows for creative solutions that may expand the “pie” that is being divided rather than diminishing it or using it up on divorce costs.

  • Provides divorcing couples with a more family- and business-friendly way to restructure their relationships.

  • Provides privacy and flexibility to clients.


In short, the Collaborative Law approach is a settlement process that focuses on helping families find their way to respectful resolution. The Collaborative process focuses on creating a safe environment for the parties to express, negotiate and resolve conflict without going to court.


While a marriage may be ending, the Collaborative Law process recognizes that relationships and obligations often continue – especially when children are involved. It allows spouses to formulate agreements that focus on their most important individual and mutual goals. This process helps all family members move forward in a positive way – focused on the future, rather than dwelling on arguments and disputes of the past.