Collaborative law is a relatively new approach used to resolve a divorce outside of court. If focuses on understanding the reasons behind each person’s position, and determining what is best for the family as a whole.
No client is ever happy to be in my office. I don’t blame them. Divorces are stressful and emotional, and meeting with an attorney can be overwhelming. To help make your first meeting with an attorney easier, here are some questions you should consider asking. The answers can help you determine whether the attorney will be a good fit for you.
Many people assume that, if they have an uncontested divorce, adding attorneys to the mix will only complicate matters and cause a war. If you are one of those individuals, do not fear! While there are some attorneys who embody this stereotype, there are many others whose desire is to get your divorced from your spouse with minimal collateral damage. Divorce is hard enough on its own – you do not need an attorney who adds fuel to the fire!
I frequently recommend to clients that they allow me to sign a waiver of service on their behalf. Not surprisingly, I get many questions from clients, wanting to make sure they are not giving up any rights by signing the waiver.