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Collaborative Law
In divorce cases where couples have come to emotional terms with their divorce — and are willing to move forward peacefully — collaborative law can be an excellent alternative to traditional divorce litigation. Collaborative law, a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), allows parties in a divorce proceeding to settle their differences and develop an agreement outside of the judicial system.

By settling divorce matters using collaborative law techniques, the parties involved often save time and money while achieving individual goals. Similar to family law mediation, this form of ADR provides a less confrontational environment which allows couples to develop creative solutions to delicate divorce-related matters, including alimony/spousal support, child support, child custody, and the division of marital property without the threat and expense of the traditional litigation process.

The experienced family law attorneys at Williams Family Law, P.C., appreciate the value of using the collaborative process to resolve various disputes in family law. We are available to share our knowledge and experience to help you through the collaborative law process and resolve your divorce-related issues in an efficient and amicable manner.

Our Value: Providing Harmonious Solutions For Divorce in Bucks County

At Williams Family Law, our family law attorneys support our clients’ decisions to participate in the collaborative law process. We are committed to creating a positive environment and helping both parties develop a harmonious solution to resolve their marital disputes, reach agreements, and finalize their divorce. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling family law matters and can provide practical solutions tailored to each client’s individual needs. 

Overview of the Collaborative Law Process Guidelines

During the collaborative law process, each spouse and their respective attorneys, work together to develop solutions related to divorce, including alimony/spousal support, child support, child custody, and the division of marital property. Should a divorcing couple decide to pursue the collaborative law method to resolve their divorce, each spouse must be mindful of, and comply with, the following guidelines: 

  • The spouses jointly waive their right to litigate and agree to abide by the outcome of the collaborative law process.

  • The spouses enter into an agreement indicating that they will exercise good faith and provide full and complete disclosure of their assets and liabilities.

  • The spouses often mutually engage experts, such as financial analysts and psychologists, to manage costs.

If a divorcing couple is willing to commit to the collaborative process, it can serve as a more peaceful and economical alternative to divorce litigation.

Contact Us to Learn More about Collaborative Law Solutions in Bucks County

If you are seeking to resolve your divorce in a collaborative and efficient manner, the experienced family law attorneys at Williams Family Law are here to help. To speak with an experienced family law attorney to determine if collaborative law is right for your divorce case, please contact our office.

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