Collaborative Law is a team-based approach to divorce and other family law issues that lets you reach agreement privately, efficiently, and without the threat of litigation. With certified collaborative attorney Beth M. Nussbaum by your side, the Team helps you create an ongoing working relationship with your spouse or significant other, and avoid the conflict and hostility that often accompanies litigation, instead focusing on a consensual and mutual approach.
Collaborative law gives you individual representation and advocacy along with the support of a neutral facilitator and, if appropriate, a neutral financial specialist that will enable you to reach a resolution efficiently and at a lower cost than litigation. Collaborative law allows you to avoid the uncertain outcome of court and to achieve a settlement that best meets the specific needs of you, your spouse or significant other, and your children.
The Collaborative process can be used to resolve a broad range of family law issues, including divorce, child custody and support, parenting, asset division, alimony/spousal support, contempt, modification, and the negotiation of prenuptial, postnuptial, and marital agreements.
Benefits of Collaborative Law:
- Unlike mediation, Collaborative Law lets you negotiate directly but still have your attorney advocate for you in a team setting;
- Collaborative law avoids the adversarial process of litigation or traditional negotiation, instead focusing on a consensual and mutual approach.
- Collaborative Law helps you create or preserve a respectful, working relationship with your spouse, significant other, or children’s parent with the help of a neutral mental health professional;
- Collaborative law allows you to avoid the uncertain outcome of court and to reach agreement that best meets the needs of you, your spouse or significant other, and your children.
- Collaborative law is private and confidential.
- Collaborative Law can have a significantly lower cost than litigation.
- Collaborative law can help you avoid future litigation.
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