Collaborative Law champions the respectful resolution of disputes via a results-focused, out-of-court process. The approach has proven effective for settling divorce cases and related property, child custody, and support disputes without stepping into a courtroom.
"Collaborative Law pushes people to settle things fairly - and fairly quickly. The reality is, ultimately we're going to wind up in the same place anyway. We don't have to go the hard way."
Both sides receive the protection and guidance of their own lawyer throughout the process. In addition, trained professionals such as child psychologists, financial advisors and divorce coaches work with the team, providing expert insight into every area of life that will be impacted by results.
Collaborative Law requires a firm, contractual commitment from both parties to:
- Negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement without having courts decide issues.
- Maintain open communication and information sharing.
- Create shared solutions acknowledging the highest priorities of all.
Mark Lang is certified in Collaborative Law and a member of the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida. www.cfl-cfl.com