The Collaborative Law Process
At the Family Legal Center, LLC, in Monroeville, we have experience helping clients navigate the collaborative law process in Pennsylvania. Founding attorney Laura Cohen is a certified collaborative law attorney and certified mediator who has more than 25 years of experience handling complex family law and estate and probate issues.
What Is The Collaborative Law Process?
The collaborative law approach involves you and your spouse. You both have your own attorney and each spouse and their collaboratively trained attorneys will work together to reach an acceptable agreement without going to court. The parties agree that they will never go to court in their case.
As your attorney, we work with your spouse’s attorney and other collaborative professionals to facilitate meetings with you and your spouse to develop mutually agreed upon results and draft the documents that are required to settle the divorce or another collaborative law issue.
In addition to working with your spouse’s lawyer, we will work with accountants, divorce coaches, psychologists and other collaboratively trained professionals to make sure all issues are properly addressed and that a resolution is found that is agreeable for both parties.
You will receive legal advice from us during this entire process. However, it is up to you and your spouse to make the final decisions that will be entered into your agreement.
Is Collaborative Law Right For You?
The collaborative approach is beneficial for many reasons. Many of our clients reach a positive resolution in a more timely and less costly fashion compared to the traditional divorce litigation process. We have found that the collaborative process results in stronger agreements that both parties are happier with, thus making it easier for both parties to adhere to the conditions of the agreement.
If the thought of a traditional divorce puts you in distress or if you are thinking about a different approach, consider the collaborative process. This approach is more peaceful and focuses on finding a positive resolution for all parties involved so they can move on with their lives and start focusing on their future.