Role of an Arizona Attorney in the Collaborative Divorce Process : Part 2

This article is the second part of an article exploring the Arizona attorney’s role in the collaborative process and various ethical problems that arise.  The first part of this article Collaborative Divorce Process AZ. 3.    Ethical Question:  Doesn’t an attorney have to zealously represent his/her client? The Arizona Supreme Court removed the obligation to zealously represent client in 2003.  Attorneys now just have a duty to act honorably.  Pursuant to Ethical Rule 1.3:   “A lawyer shall … [Read more...]

Arizona Collaborative Divorce : What is it?

What is Collaborative Law? A. Definition The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) defines Collaborative Practice as: “A dispute resolution practice in which: settlement-by-agreement is intentionally pursued as the positive outcome of legal representation; cooperative practices replace adversarial techniques and litigation; and the parties actively participate in all negotiations necessary for resolution.” B. History of Collaborative Divorce The Collaborative … [Read more...]

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