WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW SERVICES?
Ashtari, Ghorban & Hanson, LLP, provides collaborative law services as an alternative to the time, expense, and painful nature of divorce litigation.
The Collaborative Process is about cooperation, not confrontation. In a collaborative divorce, couples are able to resolve their disputes in a fair, open and respectful manner through a process where all parties agree to work together to create solutions that work well for both parties, without going to court. In the collaborative process:
- Both parties agree to stay out of court
- The focus is on creating solutions that address the important needs and goals of both parties and their children
- The objective is to reach an efficient and fair settlement of all issues.
HOW DOES THE COLLABORATIVE PROCESS WORK?
In a collaborative divorce, you will work with a team of experts help you engage in a meaningful dialogue directed towards the identification and resolution of various legal issues. The individuals who will work with you will vary based upon your family’s individual needs. Both parties will still have their own attorneys to provide full legal advocacy and protection.
Other professionals such as psychological counselors and financial consultants can help achieve a workable and fair conclusion to the marriage.
Through a series of multi-party meetings the interests, concerns, needs, and values of each party is taken into consideration when developing effective and creative solutions that will support and respect each family member.
THE BENEFITS OF COLLABORATIVE LAW: LOWER COST, LOWER STRESS
Costs will vary depending upon the complexity of the dissolution, but one thing is certain: no funds will be spent on waging war. In collaborative divorce, parties are assured of getting the assistance they need to succeed, while avoiding costs associated with nonproductive fighting. The money spent on the collaborative law process is a far better investment to achieve a better result for the parties and their children.
Ashtari, Ghorban & Hanson, LLP is a law firm of experienced collaborative law and family law attorneys. We can provide sound advice and effective representation throughout the entire process.