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Choose the Collaborative Law Approach for Your Divorce

Collaborative law is a way to resolve disagreements by attempting to make peace privately instead of handling matters in the courtroom and intensifying conflicts. Instead of fighting your divorce out in front of the judge, you and your spouse will be working together to negotiate an amicable settlement out of court.

The Connecticut divorce lawyers at Bauer Law Group, LLC have been trained in the collaborative process, and we are passionate about helping people resolve their disputes amicably and fairly.

What happens in a collaborative divorce?

Each party will bring their respective lawyers, who will assist with settling disputes. This is one of the major differences between collaborative divorce and mediation; rather than working together with a single mediator, each spouse has his or her own lawyer to provide counsel and advocacy. In collaborative divorce, neither party is permitted to take an issue to court. If he or she does, the collaborate law process will automatically end.

What makes CT collaborative law so unique?

Each party agrees to honestly and openly provide all documents and information relevant to the disputed issues. The fact that deciding to engage in adversarial litigation would require each party to discharge his or her attorney encourages this free and open disclosure, since there is less concern about saying things that could later be held against one. All participants agree to keep their children away from the proceedings and to act in such a way that minimizes the impact of the divorce on them.

Who else is involved in the collaborative process?

The parties agree to call in outside experts when necessary and share the costs related to those experts. Depending on the circumstances of the case, it may be useful or even necessary to retain professionals including real estate appraisers, business appraisers, parenting consultants, vocational evaluators, or accountants who can share their insight and assist in reaching agreements that are fair to all involved.

If you are interested in collaborative law and want to learn whether this approach may be appropriate for your divorce, contact us now for an initial consultation with a divorce attorney from our team.

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