The collaborative process works because it eliminates the obstacles often faced in a litigated dispute. Its team-based approach encourages open respectful discussion, honest negotiations, transparent exchange of information, and constructive solutions to divorce and family dispute. The process focus is to preserve the well-being of clients, children, and other relationships both during and after the process.
Privacy is of utmost importance to the collaborative process and the participants. No professional involved in the process can later litigate the matter. This means all discussions, negotiations, and exchange of information is kept private. If public filings are required every effort is taken to protect you and your family’s privacy. Alternatively, a litigated dispute requires courtroom arguments and public filings that put you and your family’s matters at risk of becoming public record and potential media source.