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What is the Role of a Collaborative Divorce Attorney?

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Collaborative Divorce is a process for separating or divorcing that allows parties to justly and equitably resolve their differences and avoid the necessity of going to court. Throughout the process, you and your spouse will be represented and supported by individual attorneys. In Maryland, it is required that an attorney is legally certified in collaborative procedures. Attorney certification for Collaborative Divorce involves formal training to focus on cooperation, respect and amicable settlement skills.

The main role of a Collaborative Divorce attorney is to guide you in good faith to resolve lingering issues in your separation such as alimony, custody, child support, and division of assets, without court intervention. A Maryland Collaborative Divorce attorney maintains his or her duties of advocacy for their clients and advises their clients on how the law applies to their circumstances or what may happen if a court were asked to rule. They also have a duty to protect their client’s interests.

But, a Collaborative Divorce attorney also provides added value by bringing an interdisciplinary team together that is dedicated to helping you and your spouse emerge from this process healthy and whole. A Maryland Collaborative Divorce attorney will work with the whole professional team in assisting you to be creative in resolving your conflict by reaching a solution that benefits not only you, but also your spouse and your family.

It is also important to know what an attorney will not do during the collaborative process. Your Collaborative Divorce attorney will not approach the case in an adversarial manner or take advantage of mistakes or error by your spouse or their team. They will also not hide or conceal information, as one of the core tenants of the collaborative divorce process is transparency.

Collaborative Divorce attorneys have the skills and confidence to get you divorced without using the traditional adversarial tools and tactics. Jacobson Family Law is committed to Keeping the Drama Out of your Divorce by avoiding lengthy, drawn out court proceedings. If you have questions about your options and want to learn more about the Collaborative Process, contact us today at 443-741-1147 or Schedule a Consultation online on our website.