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Collaborative law is the new gold standard for families

Divorce can be an ugly process. It carries with it the potential to impact every member of the family. In an attempt to prevent a further breakdown of the family unit after divorce, many family law attorneys have changed their method of dealing with divorce and now offer collaborative services. As more attention is paid to preserving the foundation of each family, a collaborative divorce may be seen as the new gold standard.

Collaborative law attorneys are specially trained to help families facing divorce reach a positive outcome while focusing on cooperative problem resolution. This is no easy task, and attorneys that offer these collaborative services take on the responsibility of being a mediator between divorcing parents.

Although collaborative law attorneys devote themselves to this method of cooperation, they understand that the collaborative approach to family law is not successful for everyone. That is why collaborative law attorneys will respectfully remove themselves from a divorce case if a positive resolution cannot be reached. This understanding alleviates much of the stress felt by divorcing couples when trying to reach a mutually satisfactory settlement. In the unfortunate event that an agreement cannot be reached, divorcing spouses are free to retain alternative representation.

The collaborative approach to family law offers divorcing spouses a new way to reach problem resolution while maintaining a focus on the family unit. This approach is relatively stress-free and allows divorcing spouses to work together toward a positive outcome. Divorcing parents who wish to preserve their family's unity may want to speak with a collaborative law attorney.

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