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 the needs of both parties. A collaborative law case is not permitted to go to court. If the dispute does end up in court — or if one of the parties threatens to go to court — the collaborative law process ends and neither lawyer can continue to work on the case.
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody
Category: If, When & Where to File a Lawsuit
Category: Mediation, Arbitration & Collaborative Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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