What Is Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative Divorce is a divorce process in which the parties and their attorneys agree to resolve all issues in an atmosphere of cooperation, honesty and integrity. Collaborative Divorce ensures a full and open exchange of information. The goal is to minimize the negative emotional and economic consequences of divorce.

The Collaborative Divorce Attorneys of Fairfield County are committed to work diligently on behalf of their clients in finding creative ways to reach an equitable settlement. They believe that as much effort should be exerted toward settlement as is traditionally spent in preparing and conducting a trial.

The emphasis in Collaborative Divorce is on attorneys working with the parties to achieve a satisfactory settlement in an efficient, cooperative manner. The parties meet with their attorneys to work on agreements in four way settlement conferences.

The parties will have the best representation for each phase of their divorce. If they are unable to arrive at a settlement, the attorneys withdraw from the case and the parties are free to retain trial attorneys to pursue their matter in court.

Our goal is to minimize the negative economic, social and emotional consequences of protracted litigation on the participants and their families. We commit ourselves to the collaborative divorce process to resolve our differences justly and equitably.

Why Choose Collaborative Divorce?

  • Cooperative Approach: Each party is represented by an attorney who works cooperatively with the other attorney and spouse to resolve all divorce related issues.

  • No Court Battles: Focus is settlement without the threat of court.

  • Client Friendly: Parties are essential members of the settlement team.

  • Efficient: Process is faster and more cost efficient than litigation.

  • Win-Win Climate: Spouses and their attorneys work together to develop a reasonable and fair settlement.

  • Creative Process: Process allows the parties to be more creative in achieving settlement goals.

  • Clients in Controls: Parties control the approach to the case.

  • Less Costly: Process is less costly and time consuming than litigation.

  • Child Focused: Parents and attorneys cooperate to keep the children out of the conflict.


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