Collaborative Divorce Services

Divorce does not need to be a highly-contentious or heavily-litigated process. As skilled Divorce attorneys, we are proud to offer our creative methods for resolving your conflicts.

Collaborative Divorce is an alternative to the traditional adversarial court process. Using an interdisciplinary team approach that promotes civility and respect, Collaborative Divorce empowers clients to develop innovative solutions to their custody, support, and property questions. Collaborative Divorce epitomizes the essence of Effective, Fast and Lower Cost legally-binding divorce process. 


What is Collaborative Divorce?


Collaborative Divorce is a process that provides a couple the support to resolve their divorce issues through the use of an interdisciplinary team of trained divorce professionals and requires a pledge not to go to court. Frequently the term “no-court divorce” is used. The client then has the tools he or she needs to evaluate settlement options and reach agreements that are in his or her best interests.


Seven Characteristics of a Collaborative Divorce


  1. Collaborative Divorce is a client-centered, non-adversarial process.
  2. It emphasizes a pledge not to go to court.  You can avoid the stress of having to testify or having to go through the court proceedings.
  3. A team-based process—the professionals on your team are available in “real time” when you need them.
  4. Collaborative Team Lawyers remain obligated to provide informed legal consent to their client and to explain legal rights and responsibilities.
  5. Collaborative team members may also include divorce coaches, financial professionals, child specialists, and others. The parties engage whatever experts are needed for their particular situation.
  6. Professional team members guide you to evaluate potential solutions but will allow you and your spouse the freedom to decide how to resolve your case. We emphasize on education and supports both parties in becoming fully informed on all issues from financial planning to parenting.
  7. Since this process allows you to manage time effectively and is typically more cost effective than traditional divorce. Meetings are scheduled with your availability in mind. There is no waiting to get a court date, and the process is private and confidential. No personal matters will be revealed in open court.


Is Collaborative Divorce Right for You?


Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you want to avoid the expense and delay of court-mandated hearings and trials?
  • Do you want to keep details of your private divorce private?
  • Do you want to resolve your divorce in a civil manner and avoid the winner-loser mentality of litigation and all the stress, anger, and bitterness that can go with it?
  • Do you want to have a say in your divorce, rather than hand over decisions to a judge who does not know you, your spouse, or your children?
  • Do you want expert guidance on achieving a mutually satisfactory property settlement?

If you align with these objectives, then you may be a candidate for this divorce process.


Helping Your Collaborative Divorce


In Collaborative Divorces, Abbassi Law Firm Team serves our clients as their “Divorce Help”. We endeavor to keep our clients out of court – whenever possible – and specialize in creating custom settlements designed to help you move forward to a good life after divorce.

The above information is not intended as Legal Advice, but it is intended for general 

education purposes only. If you need answers to specific questions and feel that you 

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