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. It is an agreement you and the professionals on your team sign committing to:

  • Stay out of court

  • Communicate openly and with respect

  • Disclose all relevant information promptly

  • Keep negotiations confidential

  • Hire new lawyers and start over if you do decide to go to court 

  • Not use any disclosed information against each other if you go to court