People have a lot of questions about the collaborative law process. In the last few months, people have been asking whether it is possible to move forward with an online collaborative divorce process. Canade Law & Mediation is meeting with clients and the collaborative team online, using using web conferencing tools.
Another question sometimes asked is whether collaborative divorce is possible if their spouse doesn’t hire a collaboratively-trained lawyer.
The collaborative divorce model requires each party to hire his or her own collaborative attrney. The participants all sign a Participation Agreemetn which states that if the collaborative process breaks down and the parties decide to litigate, the attorneys will step back and new litigation counsel must be retained.
It is crucial in order to have a chance at a succesful outcome that both parties retain an attorney who possesses training and experience in collaborative law. Litigation attorneys who are used to settlement conferences and feel they can “work collaboratively” is not the same thing as a lawyer trained and working in the collaborative model.
Contact Catherine Canade of Canade Law & Mediation, a collaboratively trained and experienced collaborative attorney, if you are searching for a Brooklyn collaborative attorney.
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Phone: (646) 308-1315.