What is Collaborative Law?

Founded in 1990 by a Minnesota attorney dissatisfied with courtroom delays and drama, Collaborative Law is a respectful and cost-effective alternative to traditional litigation.  It is used all over the world to settle family and business disputes, and is most commonly used in divorce.

The Collaborative Divorce Law Process - Maine Collaborative Law AllianceThe Collaborative Divorce process joins the divorcing couple with a team of collaboratively trained divorce experts to create a customized divorce plan – at a pace that feels right.  The team helps the couple craft an agreement centered on their most important priorities and goals, and the focus is always on resolving conflicts humanely and finding solutions that best support the well-being of the couple and any children. Because the process lays groundwork for effective communication and co-parenting, future legal entanglements are minimized and the couple can transition into their new, separate lives feeling empowered and hopeful rather than exhausted and unsettled.

For more information on Collaborative Law, go to the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) website.

You can learn more about Collaborative Divorce by reading The Collaborative Way to Divorce by Ron Ousky and Stu Web.

When you are ready and feel that a Collaborative Divorce is right for you and your spouse, please look for assistance here.

Two minutes into this October 2016 episode of The Derry Rundlett Show on CTN, Derry and his guests, Attorney Matthew Govan and Certified Financial Planner John LeMieux, discuss Collaborative Law, a new concept in resolving legal disputes.