What Is Collaborative
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Process allows the parties to be more creative in achieving
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
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