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Collaborative Law

What is Collaborative Law?

The collaborative law process is designed to encourage the peaceful resolution of disputes and the early resolution of pending litigation through a voluntary settlement process. The collaborative law process is a unique nonadversarial process that preserves a working relationship between the parties and reduces the emotional and financial toll of litigation. This process can be used in any divorce, custody, visitation, alimony, child support, paternity, or other family law matter, and is conducted outside of the normal court system.

Who is involved in the collaborative law process?

In the collaborative law process, each party still has their own attorney to assist and represent their interests. Unlike regular divorce proceedings, in the collaborative law process the parties also typically retain and use a neutral third party to assist both sides on specialized issues. For example, the process may involve using a single, neutral certified public accountant or financial advisor to provide guidance or advice on tax or property issues. Likewise, the parties may use a single, neutral counselor, therapist, or parenting coordinator to assist with issues regarding the parent or child’s mental health.

Considering the collaborative process?

The attorneys at Meador, Johnson & Bushnell P.A. are here to assist you with all of your family law needs. We can help you determine if the collaborative law process may be a good fit for your case. Call us at 850-483-0773 or toll free 800-785-4969 to schedule an initial consult. You can also send us a message online with a brief explanation of your legal problem.