Collaborative divorce agreements afford the parties the opportunity to reach an agreement that serves the interest of everyone involved. The parties and their collaborative attorneys work together in an atmosphere of open communication and cooperation. Collaborative attorneys are trained to recognize that while the marriage maybe ending, the relationships and obligations continue, especially if there are children involved. These settlements are individualized to suit the specific needs and circumstances of the parties.
A Divorce that is resolved collaboratively usually replaces the emotional upheaval of lengthy, protracted and costly litigation of a trial. The collaborative process allows the parties to control the outcome of their divorce, rather than forcing the decision to be made by a judge or jury.
Jacqueline Smith is trained in collaborative law. Although collaborative divorce agreements may not be the right fit for every divorce case, Jacque recognizes the enormous benefits a collaborative divorce agreement can provide to many of her clients.