Role of an Arizona Attorney in the Collaborative Divorce Process and Ethical Considerations : Part 1

In the collaborative process, a separate collaborative lawyer is retained by each party. This lawyer must be licensed to practice law. The attorney has a unique challenge in the collaborative process. Attorneys generally have the litigation process and posturing engrained in their way of being. In the collaborative process, attorneys have to learn to advocate collaboratively. They have to represent their clients in a way that is consistent with the collaborative process and goals. A … [Read more...]

When is Collaborative Law the Best Option for my Arizona Divorce?

A. What is Collaborative Divorce Law? Collaborative law is a method of resolving disputes without litigation. The parties agree to stop, delay or avoid litigation and hire professionals trained in collaborative law to negotiate settlement. The parties may just hire their own collaboratively trained divorce attorneys or other professionals as well. Financial experts and child specialists (where children are at issue) are jointly retained. The parties agree not to go to Court, agree to … [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...]

Alona M. Gottfried, Esq.
8160 E Butherus Dr, Suite #7 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 776-8271