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What Is Collaborative Law?
As opposed to a mediated divorce in which both parties call on a mediator for assistance, a collaborative divorce will involve the soon-to-be divorcees, their attorneys and a team of experts, such as financial planners and psychologists. You and your spouse must sign a participation agreement, stating that you consent to the process.
If you reach a settlement in the collaborative process, your agreement will be presented before a judge for their review. If you are unable to reach an agreement, both your and your spouse’s respective attorneys must withdraw from the process as your representatives. In that event, litigation may be the next move.
However, collaborative divorces can still be a more painless process than a traditional divorce if you are able to settle your differences. The process requires both parties to the divorce to act in good faith to resolve potential areas of dispute. It also requires an ability to meet face-to-face and to be able to negotiate fairly. This is not the case in all divorces, of course. Many couples simply cannot agree on important aspects involved in the dissolution of a marriage. Divorce is a significant, complicated and life-altering legal process. At times, disagreement is unavoidable.
We Can Help
At Attorney Randy Mora, we can help you determine if collaborative divorce is right for you. A client-oriented family law attorney, Mr. Mora tailors his representation according to the needs of his clients. That means our office will listen to your story and goals, and then work with you to create a legal strategy that works for you and your family.
An award-winning attorney, including being named to the Top 40 Under 40 by The National Advocates in 2016 and 2017, Mr. Mora has the knowledge and skill to help you navigate divorce in a way that is appropriate for you.