Frequently Asked Questions
If you still have questions that have not been answered down below, please feel free to reach out to one of our professionals.
Are you the ideal candidate for Collaborative Divorce?
A Collaborative Divorce depends on both the parties involved. Therefore, even though you might have the best intentions, your divorce case may end up in court.
What is Collaborative Divorce?
Collaborative Divorce is a revolutionary no-court approach to separation and divorce that helps protect the dignity and long-term interests of all family members
What is a "Participation Agreement" and do I have to sign one?
Yes, you and your partner or spouse each have to sign a Participation Agreement with your Family Lawyers and other Collaborative Professionals
What is mediation and how is it different from Collaborative Divorce?
While court-based divorce focuses on your rights and entitlement, Collaborative Divorce and mediation both focus on the mutual interests of you and your partner
What is the Pro Bono Project?
The Pro Bono Project is a voluntary and confidential program for parties going through separation and/or divorce who do not have lawyers and who are willing to meet and negotiate using the principles of Collaborative Practice but are unable to afford the Collaborative team for their case
Why use Collaborative Divorce when most non-Collaborative divorces are settled out of court?
Even though about 90% of all non-Collaborative family law cases are settled out of court, the process is still adversarial—and that's very different from Collaborative Divorce