Harmony Family Law Mediation Group provides collaborative law services to resolve family conflicts peacefully regarding these family law issues:
- Legal Separation
- Child Custody and Visitation (Parenting Plans)
- Child Support
- Spousal Support (Alimony)
- Asset Division (e.g. bank accounts, automobiles, real estate, retirement plans)
- Debt Allocation (e.g. credit cards, taxes, loans)
What is Collaborative Law?
Collaborative Law is a constructive problem-solving process where each party is represented by an attorney specially trained to work with the parties to reach an agreement outside of court.
In the collaborative process, settlement negotiations usually take place in four-way meetings where both parties and their attorneys are present.
A team of neutral professionals, including financial advisors, accountants and mental health professionals may also be involved in order to address the legal, financial and emotional aspects of the divorce.
In a collaborative process, the parties and their attorneys commit to:
- Avoid going to court.
- Conduct an honest, voluntary and good faith exchange of information.
- Strive for mutually beneficial solutions that take into account the interests and priorities of each party and the children.
What are the benefits of Collaborative Law?
- Private and Confidential
Most documents and information do not become a part of the public record and remain private and confidential.
Decision-making is directly in the hands of the couple involved in the divorce, not the court or attorneys.
Couples can hire and share the expense of neutral experts to determine financial and valuation issues.
Preservation of a peaceful and amicable relationship between the parties, which in turn, creates stability and a positive impact on the family.