What Is Collaborative Law and How Does It Work?

Collaborative Law is a process by which the parties to a potential civil action, embark upon a civil and amicable negotiation, in the combined hope that it can be resolved without the intervention of the courts. In a civil action, Collaborative Law may be preferred because it has the potential to allow the parties to prevent harm to the reputation of one or the other, should the litigation make its way into the public forum, or perhaps to preserve the integrity of a business or professional relationship. In a divorce, Collaborative Law allows the possibility of a quiet, and cost effective, separation of assets, facilitated by a team of high caliber professionals. In either case, a Collaborative Law group is typically designed to accomplish the goal of achieving a resolution under terms agreeable and equitable to all parties involved. Each State has their own rules and regulations governing the practice
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