collaborative divorce
A method of resolving a divorce case in which both spouses hire attorneys who practice collaborative law, and the parties and attorneys sign an agreement that requires them to negotiate the divorce through a series of four-way meetings, often with the assistance of professionals such as custody evaluators, appraisers, or accountants. If the divorce cannot be settled through these meetings and one party seeks a court trial, both lawyers must withdraw and the parties must hire new lawyers. This provides a financial incentive for settling.
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Collaborative divorce — Overview and History= Collaborative Family Law (also called Collaborative Practice, Collaborative Divorce, and Collaborative Law) was originally a family law procedure in which the two parties agreed that they would not go to court, or threaten… …   Wikipedia

  • Divorce Magazine — is a self help magazine and website that provides information and advice on all areas of separation and divorce, including legal and financial issues, emotional and physical health, parenting and stepparenting, post divorce relationships and… …   Wikipedia

  • Collaborative Family Law — Overview and History= Collaborative Family Law (also called Collaborative Practice, Collaborative Divorce, and Collaborative Law) was originally a family law procedure in which the two parties agreed that they would not go to court, or threaten… …   Wikipedia

  • Collaborative practice — Overview and History= Collaborative Family Law (also called Collaborative Practice, Collaborative Divorce, and Collaborative Law) was originally a family law procedure in which the two parties agreed that they would not go to court, or threaten… …   Wikipedia

  • Divorce in the United States — Relationships Types …   Wikipedia

  • Divorce — For other uses, see Divorce (disambiguation). Family law …   Wikipedia

  • Collaborative law — Alternative Dispute Resolution …   Wikipedia

  • Divorce law around the world — This article is a general overview of divorce laws around the world. Every nation in the world except the Philippines and the Vatican City allow some form of divorce. Contents 1 Muslim societies 2 Argentina 3 Brazil …   Wikipedia

  • collaborative law — An alternative way to settle disputes in which both parties hire specially trained attorneys who work to help them respectfully resolve the conflict. Every participant in a collaborative case agrees to work together to seek a win win solution to… …   Law dictionary

  • collaborative law — /kəˈlæbərətɪv lɔ/ (say kuh labuhruhtiv law) noun the practice of law based on a cooperative rather than an adversarial process, by which the disputing parties are helped by legal professionals to reach agreement without going to court; often used …   Australian English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”