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What is a collaborative lawyer?

A collaborative lawyer can help you resolve your dispute while staying out of family court. The collaborative approach can be used to finalize your divorce in a cooperative manner. Collaborative family lawyers are specially trained, and in the process of collaborative law, two different lawyers will work with both parties by focusing on their goals and interests. They will then work to create a legal solution. It is often a more efficient and cost effective method than going to court.

Collaborative divorce is very effective for spouses who are able to be amicable and want to focus on finding a solution that is best for their family. However, it is not always appropriate for marriage breakdowns that have occurred amidst anger or family violence.