Collaborative Law In Centennial, CO
Serving Individuals & Families in Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Adams, Boulder, El Paso Counties, & Surrounding Areas
Collaborative law is a process for resolving disputes outside the courtroom.
Collaborative law is not the right fit for all cases but is a good alternative to the traditional “court” divorce process. This model provides families with the unique opportunity to maintain complete control over their future bolstered with a pledge not to litigate.
Both parties, with their respective collaborative attorneys and outside experts if needed, troubleshoot issues, address emotional needs, and arrive at win-win solutions for all. Both parties and attorneys sign a contract by which they agree that the case will not be taken to court.
Collaborative law offers the opportunity to bring in other professionals, including but not limited to accountants and child psychologists, to help parties create the best property allocation, support arrangements, and/or parenting plan possible.
We have collaboratively trained attorneys who can guide you through the collaborative divorce process if you wish to take this approach to your case.
Pros of a Collaborative Divorce
- All parties are committed to a no-court divorce
- Timeline is not based upon the Court’s availability
- Because the process is voluntary, it is more likely you and your spouse will be on the same page and thus more likely to honor your agreements post-divorce
Cons of a Collaborative Divorce
- If you are unable to reach agreements, you will have to hire new attorneys for the court process
- You must generally trust your spouse to provide full disclosure of assets and debts and communicate openly and honestly
- Often not appropriate in cases of domestic violence
- Issues can arise if there are disagreements with recommendations or opinions of mutual experts