Understanding Collaborative Law

Divorce consists of a series of decisions that will affect you for the rest of your life. These decisions require calm and thoughtfulness. And yet most divorces are achieved in an atmosphere of fear and confrontation.

There is another way. In collaborative divorce, the two sides share information. The two spouses and their lawyers must commit to a process that is open and non-adversarial. If outside experts are necessary, they are expected to be impartial.

Diane Freed is active in both the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals and has completed level II training in Collaborative family law.

The Advantages Of Collaborative Law

There are obvious advantages to this toned-down approach. With more focus on solutions than problems, the process is smoother and may be quicker and cheaper. Best of all, the cooperative nature of the agreement usually results in a greater commitment by the parties to abide the terms of the agreement they themselves negotiated.

Our Law Firm Is Skilled In This Area

The family law firm of Diane S. Freed, P.C., does not recommend collaborative divorce out of timidity. We do all kinds of divorces, and we are in the thick of the fight in a hotly contested divorce. But the advantages to many couples of the collaborative approach are impossible to ignore.

We still argue forcefully for your interests, and we are delighted when we prevail, which we often do. But we do it within a different, less antagonistic, framework.

We Also Conduct Family Law Mediation

Look here for additional information about Mediated divorce.

If collaborative divorce sounds like a good option for you, contact us at Diane S. Freed, P.C. Attorney at Law, and we will discuss your case. Call our Lakewood collaborative law lawyer at 303-500-8865.