For parties who have, for the most part, reached an emotional level that enables them to conduct negotiations in a civil fashion, collaborative law is an excellent alternative method of dispute resolution outside of the court system. This process of settling divorce matters is often less time-consuming and more cost-effective. The parties and their respective attorneys meet both separately and together to allow the couples to foster productive solutions to their divorce-related matters, which may include not only division of marital property, but also alimony, alimony pendente lite/spousal support, child support and custody.
Parties engaging in the collaborative law process must comply with certain guidelines, most importantly, that they will waive their right to litigate their divorce except under certain circumstances. The parties will also enter into a good faith agreement that they will provide full disclosure of assets and liabilities, and will provide all necessary financial records. The family law attorneys at MacElree Harvey, with their experience and compassion, are available to assist through representation in the collaborative law process and will provide more detailed information as to this process during consultation.
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