Collaborative Divorce employs a process that resolves differences through interest-based negotiation. Each party is represented by an attorney during the collaborative divorce process. The parties and the attorneys agree that if an acceptable resolution cannot be reached, the attorneys will withdraw and not represent either party in the ensuing litigation.
The agreement that neither collaborative attorney will represent a party in litigation ensures that everyone has a vested interest in working out a solution without judicial intervention. A collaborative divorce obtained through this process provides for more privacy, may be less costly than litigation, and is usually faster and more efficient. The collaborative process is also less stressful, especially if children are involved.
What Does a Collaborative Divorce Lawyer Do?
Generally, a collaborative divorce attorney helps facilitate a divorce resolution to the disputes faced by the couples in a divorce. As your collaborative divorce lawyer, Brenda Keen will provide you with accurate information to make informed decisions, ensure that your interests are protected and guide you through the process to get your divorce finalized.
Is the Collaborative Divorce Process Right for Me?
Whether the collaborative divorce process is right for you depends on a number of circumstances that are unique to each case. In order to decide whether you would benefit, you would need to discuss the issues you face with an experienced family law attorney who understands the collaborative divorce process. Brenda Keen has that experience and knowledge. The collaborative divorce process often includes third-party neutrals, such as a communication coach and a financial professional, to help resolve financial questions.