A traditional divorce is the standard process of divorcing in which the parties, with the guidance, support and advocacy of their attorneys, go to court as to ask the judge and/or court commissioner to resolve their disputed issues. We focus our practice style on good faith negotiations and wholehearted attempts to reach a settlement; however, we have the skills and experience to litigate your case when necessary. Although a great majority of divorce cases settle without a trial, the traditional divorce model can be necessary to protect your rights and provide you with a swift resolution.
Collaborative divorce is the process of divorcing in which both parties and their attorneys sign a contract pledging to resolve all issues by agreement and without the involvement of the court. The emphasis in collaborative divorce is on finding mutually agreeable solutions rather than engaging the court for decision-making. Collaborative divorce is a solutions-oriented procedure that often involves a multi professional approach without engaging in protracted legal battles.
Cooperative divorce is the process of divorcing in which the parties and their attorneys commit to avoiding costly litigation and to conducting themselves in a respectful, civil and professional manner while promptly sharing all information and cooperating with the negotiations in good faith to reach fair compromises. Cooperative divorce is a settlement-based methodology that leaves open the possibility of litigation — if and only if — absolutely necessary.