Is collaborative expensive?

Because you control the process, you control the costs.

What is Collaborative Practice?

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How do I get started on a Collaborative Divorce?

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What are the roles of the professionals in Collaborative Divorce Practice?

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How do I find a Collaborative Divorce Attorney for my spouse?

You can either obtain referrals from your Collaborative Divorce Attorney, other Collaborative Divorce Professionals, or direct your spouse to the Member Search section of this website click here.

Are all divorce cases appropriate for Collaborative Practice?

Every case is different, and the NJCLG recognizes that. So, while not all cases may be ideal for the Collaborative Divorce Practice, there is no guarantee that other processes will be ideal for your circumstances either. It is critically important that you discuss the circumstances of your situation with a collaborative professional.  Great care must be taken to assess the likelihood of successfully navigating the Collaborative Divorce process. Spouses find that Collaborative Divorce provides additional support that no other process can. If you are unsure if collaborative divorce would fit your needs, please feel free to contact any of our professionals for a case analysis. Your Collaborative Divorce Professional is in the best position to help determine whether or not the Collaborative Divorce Practice is appropriate for you.

Can Collaborative Practice be used for divorce cases that have already been filed with the Court?

Yes. Both spouses can direct their litigating attorneys to request that the case be withdrawn for a period of time, in order to permit them to attempt to resolve all issues through Collaborative practice.

If you and your spouse wish to opt out of a litigated case and are interested in exploring Collaborative Practice, you should contact one of our Collaborative Divorce Attorneys (click here).

Can Collaborative Practice be used in other family law cases?

Yes.  Collaborative Practice can work for many types of family law matters other than divorce, such as child custody/parenting time, child support, postnuptial agreements, and post-divorce matters.

Collaborative Practice is particularly helpful in cases where both parents put the needs of their children first, but require legal guidance or other support to reach agreement.

It is also well suited to other types of case where preserving continuing relationships is an important factor, such as those involving estate matters, elder law issues, and business partnership claims.