Collaborative Practice San Francisco

Attorney’s Role in the Collaborative Process

Collaborative Attorneys have made a commitment to the unique practice of the Collaborative model and are there to assist you in the divorce process. 

Attorneys in the Collaborative Process are specially trained to advocate collaboratively, which includes representing the individual client, while maintaining the goals of the Collaborative Process.  The Collaborative Attorney educates and counsels the client about legal issues and guides the client in gathering and understanding information.  Additionally, the Collaborative Attorney helps the client articulate his or her interests, goals, and concerns.

Solutions to the issues presented are reached in meetings with the clients and their professional team.  Attorneys help clients brainstorm all possible options on each issue, evaluate and prioritize those options, and reach agreements that meet their needs and interests.

Settlements achieved through the process are legal and binding, and the Collaboratively trained Attorneys prepare the requisite documents and settlement agreements.

Family Law attorneys find the out-of-court Collaborative Process ideally suited to divorce cases. Individuals facing divorce are each represented by their own attorney.  Together they clarify each client's needs and interests, toward developing and negotiating a win-win settlement.  Clients have the support to minimize conflict and work with their Collaborative team to work towards creative solutions. This saves time, money and reduces stress.  If they have children, they have the support to improve the communication skills needed as they raise their children from separate households.

       

About CPSF

Collaborative Practice San Francisco is a group of professionals interested in avoiding court battles and power struggles to resolve conflicts. Our group is a multi-disciplinary, multi-field group open to all professionals interested in Collaborative conflict resolution. Read more...

Will CP work for me?

If the following values are important to you, it is likely to be a workable option:

  • I want us to communicate with a tone of respect.
  • I want to prioritize the needs of our children.
  • My needs and those of my spouse/partner require equal consideration, and I will listen objectively.

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