Collaborative Law is an alternative dispute resolution that includes your attorneys. Parties resolve their divorce or related concerns in an open setting with full disclosure. Settlements reached in collaborative law are guided by the parties' goals and not the rule of the law. Parties that need assistance in specialized areas will hire financial neutrals, child specialists or parenting coaches to aid in bringing closure to their dispute. If the parties are unable to settle, in a true collaborative setting, both parties must obtain new counsel to litigate in court.
Deborah A. Carder at the Carder Law Firm has been handling collaborative cases for more than four years and all of her collaborative cases have resolved without any court involvement.