Collaborative law is a form of dispute resolution that helps divorcing couples reach amicable, workable and mutual divorce settlement agreements. I am one of the four founding members of the Collaborative Law Insitute of Illinois.
Each person is represented by an attorney who is trained in collaborative law. The attorneys and divorcing parties sign a participation agreement. The participation agreement provides that both parties will work with one another in good faith and with total disclosure of all pertinent matters.
A collaborative law contract stipulates that neither party will take matters to court or threaten to go to court as a negotiation tactic. Typically, the only use of the court is for the brief uncontested divorce hearing, in which the judge signs the settlement agreement.
From the office of Jerald A. Kessler, in Libertyville, Illinois, I assist couples with collaborative law divorces.
Reduce Stress And Retain Control Of Key Decisions With Help From A Libertyville Collaborative Divorce Attorney
Collaborative divorce empowers a couple to make their own decisions. It allows spouses to engage in reasonable, practical problem-solving, and avoid a hurtful and unproductive adversarial process.
Some people mistakenly believe that the collaborative divorce process does not work for high-conflict cases. My experience proves otherwise. In fact the opposite can be true, which is precisely why it is called "conflict resolution."
Many spouses can and do enter the process with strongly held differences. I lead them through the process to achieve a strong and acceptable outcome that can withstand the test of time.
Schedule A Meeting With Our Lake County Collaborative Law Attorney
If the idea of an amicable divorce appeals to you, I invite you to get more of your questions answered during a free consultation with our collaborative law lawyer. Call 847-367-4500 or email me to schedule an appointment.