Novato, CA asked in Divorce and Family Law for New York

Q: What is a collaborative divorce?

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Stephen Bilkis

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  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: This is a new area of law where couples can avoid some of the complications associated with a standard divorce. Each party must sign a pledge agreeing not to seek a settlement in court. In certain circumstances, it can save time and money. That said I recommend discussing your situation with legal counsel before making a decision.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.

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  • San Francisco, CA
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A: Great question! Collaborative divorce has been around for at least a decade. I provide such representation. The parties work with an attorney (as well as potentially but not necessarily therapists, mediators, and independent counsel) to form a Settlement Agreement which is then filed in court so that a judge can potentially issue it as an order. It saves times and generates good will, which is particularly necessary where minor children are involved. See: http://www.aeesq.com/divorce-attorney/collaborative-divorce/

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