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How to Get a Divorce – Collaborative Practice is Another Option

May 2, 2013
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This is the third in a multi-part series -How to Get a Divorce- Collaborative Divorce in Difficult Economic Times- on your options in the divorce process by A Better Divorce member, Christopher M. Moore of Moore, Bryan & Schroff LLP in Torrance, California.

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce can offer the best path to a divorce settlement that is cheaper, faster and more friendly than going to court, while avoiding the potential for abuse sometimes found in mediation.

How Collaborative Divorce Works

In Collaborative Divorce, each party has a lawyer. The parties agree that they won’t go to court, will exchange information voluntarily and will settle the case by agreement. If either side decides to end the collaborative case and go to court, both lawyers are out and each party must retain a new lawyer.

Everything said in a collaborative case is confidential and may not be used in court. The case is handled through meetings with the lawyers and parties. The goal of Collaborative Divorce is to mold the parties, lawyers and coaches into a team that tackles problems in a cooperative and positive way. The professionals are trained to find imaginative solutions that result in a win-win outcome wherever possible.

Christopher Moore is a member of A Better Divorce- A Collaborative Family Law Group in the South Bay area of California, a certified family law specialist, and a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has specialized in family law for many years. Those years as a litigator have taught him that collaborative practice is the best way to resolve a divorce. A collaborative case is always faster, costs less and is less stressful than a conventional case where the parties face court congestion, delays and an adversarial, often hostile, relationship. For more information about Christopher and his firm please click here.

Always consult an attorney in your own area.
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  1. May 28, 2013 2:04 pm

    Glad to hear collaborative divorce is being utilized in California. We are working hard to spread the word on this sensible form of family dispute resolution in Tampa Bay

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