In a Collaborative case, clients work with a team of collaboratively trained professionals with the goal of reaching an out-of-court settlement. The team includes two attorneys, a coach/facilitator, and as needed, a financial neutral, child specialist and other professional experts. Each of these team members has a role in the Collaborative process which is described further below.
During the Collaborative process, the parties may choose to engage a neutral financial specialist whose role may include the following:
In Divorce and Family Law cases, if parents are unable to agree on how to best serve the needs of their children, they may choose to jointly engage a child specialist to provide advice and assistance specific to their child's needs.
During the Collaborative process, the parties may choose to engage other neutral professionals to assist with specific areas that require their unique expertise.