How does collaborative work?

The Collaborative process typically starts when one or both parties consult with a collaboratively trained attorney.  With the help of their attorneys, the parties may select additional professionals to be party of a collaborative team.  Additional professionals include Financial Neutrals, Divorce Coaches, and Child Specialists.  Each member of the Collaborative team must sign a Collaborative participation agreement, which requires 100% disclosure of all material facts, mutual respect, sharing of experts and information, and most importantly, a pledge to keep the matter out of court.  The end-goal of Collaborative is to reach an amicable and mutually acceptable solution.

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Shelly has devoted her legal career to family matters both in and out of the courtroom. As a child of divorce and a person who has been divorced herself, Shelly understands the uncertainty and frustrations of custody and divorce... Read More