Collaborative Divorce FAQ: Do we each need an attorney?

Yes.  In Collaborative Divorce, each spouse is represented by an attorney.  The attorney acts as a facilitative advocate on her client’s behalf.  The same principles of confidentiality apply to the attorney-client relationship in a Collaborative Divorce. Attorneys encourage the clients to creatively resolve any conflicts or issues using communication skills, interest based negotiations, and exploration of options.  The attorneys work together with the couple to assist with agreements favorable to both sides.  When the parties are involved in crafting their own settlements, the agreements are much more durable.

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