Collaborative Law

Collaborative Practice (the practice of Collaborative Law) is an alternative to traditional litigation in which each party retains a private lawyer as their legal advisor. Together, they commit to resolve the dispute and reach agreement on all matters outside the court system.

Collaborative Practice gives each party, advised by a lawyer of their choosing, a chance to work with an interdisciplinary team of collaborative professionals, the Collaborative Team, in an informal private setting. These professionals have knowledge and training in the legal components, as well as the financial and emotional aspects, of the conflict. This Collaborative Team includes lawyers, financial specialists, child specialists and communication coaches.

These skilled and compassionate professionals will provide the parties with needed support to help minimize conflict and work together toward creative solutions.

To schedule a confidential consultation and learn more, contact a professional with Collaborative Law Professionals of Southeastern Pennsylvania. We also provide representation in Chester County, Bucks, Montgomery, West Chester, Doylestown, Norristown and Media!

There is still so much hostility between my spouse and me since our separation. We haven’t talked in three months. Our only communication is by text about our children. I would like to try this, but I don’t see how it would work.

The guiding principle of Collaborative Practice is respect. This respectful tone encourages the parties to show compassion, understanding and cooperation.

I’ve been considering mediation as an alternative to court proceedings. Isn’t this the same thing?

Good question! It’s not the same. While both Mediation and Collaborative Practice are alternatives to the traditional court process, they are quite different.

I don’t have any knowledge about our finances and believe that the other party may be hiding information from me. Don’t I need the court to tell the other party to provide me all of our financial information?

Having all financial information is critical to making an informed decision and having an agreement that is going to be enforceable by the court.