To insure full commitment to the collaborative divorce process, the participants and their attorneys agree in advance that they will work together in a cooperative, good faith effort to resolve issues without resorting to litigation in the courts.
They agree that they will provide full, honest and open disclosure of all information relevant to the proceedings. And, importantly, they agree that their attorney’s representation is limited to the collaborative divorce process, and that neither of the attorneys can ever represent them in a court proceeding against the other spouse. This eliminates the easy fall-back position of letting a judge decide important issues in the participants’ lives and puts emphasis on finding workable solutions that are acceptable to both parties.
The outcome of the vast majority of collaborative divorce cases is a “win-win” situation that both participants agree is a fair solution to their divorce issues.