What is the Collaborative Divorce Process Used in Arizona : Part 1

A. Generally. Collaborative divorce is a method of resolving a family law issue through cooperative means with an agreement to not litigate the case and to disclose information voluntarily. If the parties later choose to litigate, they cannot not use the same professionals they used in the collaborative process. While the term “collaborative divorce” is used, the process can be used for a number of family issues, including post-decree matters, paternity matters and guardianships. B. What Is … [Read more...]

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...]

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