A Guided Approach

Supporting You and Your Family
Separation and Divorce

Proven Productive:

  • By not going to Court.
  • With full and honest disclosure by both Parties.
  • With Open Communication.
  • With a focus on Co-operation and Respect.
  • With an ‘interest’ based approach to meet your Family’s needs.

Collaborative Goal:

Question: Who is best equipped to make decisions concerning your family’s needs?
Answer:You both are.
Solve your issues together . . . jointly . . . privately.

  • Decisions are made by the separating couple, not a judge who does not know you or your family.
  • A collaborative process is confidential; a court process is a matter of public record.

Collaborative Process:

  • With your River Valley Collaborative Law Group lawyers, you will sit down for a series of four way meetings aimed at resolving your legal problems in a respectful and cooperative manner.
  • The collaborative process is less expensive and takes much less time than a typical court case. The separating couple are more satisfied with a negotiated outcome than in the results of traditional legal process.

Collaborative Future:

The traditional way of approaching a relationship breakdown is adversarial.

  • Collaborative law is non-adversarial in nature.
  • The adversarial approach can be hard on families, parents, & children.
  • The adversarial approach can impose a large financial drain on family assets.
  • The collaborative process will help separating couples solve problems constructively.
  • The collaborative process will help separating couples move forward in your separate lives and still meet your family’s needs, now and in the future.
  • The legal issues that arise as a result of your relationship breakdown are the same, no matter what resolution process you adopt.