Collaborative law is another alternative to the adversarial litigation process. Unlike in mediation, each party in a collaborative dispute resolution is represented by a separate attorney. This is a good option for those who feel individual legal advocacy is necessary. However, as the name suggests, the parties and their attorneys work with each other, rather than against each other, in a series of informal negotiations.
Designed to provide many of the same benefits as mediation, collaborative practice empowers you to reach resolution in a private, supportive environment, instead of in court. When acting as your collaborative attorney, I provide you my focused attention and full support through a process with greater integrity, less conflict, and more satisfying outcomes.
The key to a successful collaborative divorce is a commitment to honest and sincere discussions, full disclosure, and a willingness to consider compromise solutions fair to everyone concerned. Parties may include communication coaches, financial experts, and child specialists in these sessions to create a team of divorce experts to problem-solve and guide the parties through the process.
When I began my divorce process, I was certain of two things: I wanted to do it collaboratively and I wanted my lawyer to be someone I could relate to and trust. I am so glad I chose Camille for that reason. Beyond just being a competent lawyer, she’s also a terrific partner in the process. I felt listened to and valued during the entire process — even during the emotionally challenging times (both anger and sadness) that occurred repeatedly during the process. Her thoughtfulness, empathy and care went a long way to making the painful and difficult process of the divorce much more smooth than it may have been with someone else. I wholeheartedly recommend Camille to anyone going through this process who wants a smart, compassionate and caring lawyer.”