Collaborative Law

Collaborative law is a form of alternative dispute resolution that is different than mediation. By using this process, the divorcing couple agrees to troubleshoot and problem-solve together, rather than fight and attempt to “win.”  Wendy likens this process to a group project where all professionals sitting at the collaborative table work with one another to find solutions that are best for the family as a whole. In this process, the couple will utilize a team of collaboratively trained professionals to reach resolution, which at a minimum means each party has their own collaboratively trained attorney, and there is at least one mental health counselor guiding the meetings. This process not only addresses the financial and legal aspects of a case, but also deals with the emotional aspects as well.