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The Collaborative process usually begins with hiring a lawyer. Each Client must be represented by a separate, independent lawyer in the process.

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In California, there are organizations which provide training to lawyers in the collaborative process. Our lawyers are committed to providing the highest quality of ethical representation to their clients and a commitment to the collaborative process of dispute resolution.

Family Divorce Solutions is a group of well-respected, experienced and trained attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals, and child specialists who work as a team to reach a complete and satisfactory resolution of the parties’ dispute.

The collaborative lawyer is dedicated to identifying and articulating the clients’ interests and goals. The collaborative lawyer should, at all times, be faithful in their representation of the client, representing the client in pursuit of the stated interests and goals. Faithful representation includes informing the client about the law and its application to the client’s matter, preserving the confidentiality of the attorney-client relationship, and assisting the client in developing approaches to resolve the dispute without the need to resort to adversarial proceedings.

The collaborative lawyer explains to the client how the process allows for resolution of disputes outside of the restrictions and limitations imposed by the traditional judicial litigation system.

The collaborative lawyer fosters mutual respect between the clients and lawyers as well as other professionals involved in the process. Their commitment to a civilized resolution to the clients’ dispute is paramount.

Our Collaborative Law lawyer will:

  • Advise you of the law surrounding the legal issues/questions in your case. The Collaborative Law lawyer will explain your settlement options, how to attain your goals, and reach a satisfactory outcome in your case.
  • Be a negotiating partner while additionally empowering you to make the process your own.
  • Assist you in understanding and considering the other individual's viewpoint.
  • Assist you in approaching the case in a problem-solving, constructive manner instead of a win-lose, adversarial manner.
  • Work to assist you in identifying your interests. "Interests" are things that are important to you. Interests include the underlying reasons you request something (as opposed to just expressing your "positions").
  • Assist you in identifying all options available and helping you decide what option(s) better meet your interests. The Collaborative lawyer also will aid you in considering the other individual’s interests and help discover how an agreement may maximize both your interests.
  • Work to create effective communication and negotiation skills.

Our Collaborative Law lawyers won’t:

  • Attack the additional participant or make that person look bad.
  • Approach a case in a win-lose, combative manner.
  • File a request for relief with the court (or threaten to do so) as in an adversarial proceeding.
  • Assist a participant in hiding or concealing information.
  • Take advantage of misstatements, mistakes or errors by the additional participant or anybody involved with a case.

Family Divorce Solutions is a group of well-respected, experienced and trained attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals, and child specialists who work as a team to reach a complete and satisfactory resolution of the parties’ dispute.

The Collaborative Lawyer is dedicated to identifying and articulating the Clients’ interests and goals. The Collaborative Lawyer should at all times be faithful in their representation of the, representing the Client in pursuit of the stated interests and goals. Faithful representation includes informing the Client about the law and its application to Client’s matter, preserving the confidentiality of the attorney-client relationship, and assisting the Client to develop approaches to resolve the dispute without the need to resort to adversarial proceedings.

The Collaborative Lawyer explains to the Client how the process allows for resolution of disputes outside of the restrictions and limitations imposed by traditional judicial litigation system.

The Collaborative Lawyer fosters mutual respect between the Clients and lawyers as well as other professionals involved in the process. Their commitment to a civilized resolution to the Clients’ dispute is paramount.

For more information on the role of collaborative lawyer contact Family Divorce Solutions at (818) 933-4504.

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