Collaborative law is a relatively new approach to obtaining an "uncontested" divorce that strives to help couples through the divorce process without their having to appear in court. The process is based upon the strengths and skills of the attorneys for both parties to establish a forum in which a settlement on all marital legal issues can be reached without Court intervention. Unlike mediation, however, each party is represented and works together with counsel as a team that will problem-solve legal issues in a non-adversarial atmosphere.
The Nassau County divorce attorneys bring their experience and act as facilitators, rather than advocates. In the event certain experts are required, such as an appraiser or accountant, the parties and their respective counsel reach a consensus on the services to be retained and the manner of payment. Upon reaching settlement, the lawyers will complete the process by drafting an agreement, the necessary divorce documents, and any other paperwork required to effectuate the terms and conditions of settlement.
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It is particularly beneficial for parents who wish to share custody and are prepared to agree upon a co-parenting plan or for couples who wish to distribute property amicably with their respective attorney's guidance.
The collaborative process requires that both parties be respectful, honest, cooperative and committed to resolving all issues without court intervention. In the event that one party decides to litigate, each party will have to retain new legal counsel.
During a collaborative divorce, the integrity of the parties and their respective attorney is an essential aspect for achieving a fair settlement. We are fully committed to our clients and their goals, structuring the negotiations and utilizing the collaborative techniques necessary to accomplish a successful resolution. We serve clients throughout Suffolk and Nassau Counties, including those in Long Island.
Contact Jane K. Cristal, P.C. at (800) 817-5029.