The Collaborative Practice
Collaborative law is an alternative to litigation which allows the parties to resolve their differences in a respectful and non-adversarial manner. While the parties may elect to proceed collaboratively either before or after a case has been filed with the court, the parties agree not to seek court intervention during the collaborative process.
The Collaborative Team
The collaborative “team” is normally comprised of the attorneys for each of the parties, as well as a financial expert, and a mental health professional. On occasion, other professionals may be added to the team depending upon the needs of the parties and the issues involved in their case. All team professionals, including the lawyers, have been specially trained in the collaborative process. The team works collaboratively and creatively to determine a mutually agreeable resolution of all issues while focusing on the best interests of the parties and their children. The collaborative process may be used in divorces and other family law matters and is designed to reduce the stress and cost normally involved in an adversarial proceeding.
Lisa Franchina has been trained in the collaborative process and would be happy to discuss with you the specifics of the process as well as the other available options so that you can make an informed decision as to whether the collaborative process is right for you and your situation.
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