January 01, 2015

Collaborative Law: A New Approach to Divorce

Terri A. Lastovka

Everybody thinks they need their day in court. But do they really? That “day in court” can be very costly, both financially and emotionally. There are alternative methods for resolving legal disputes—commonly referred to as alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes—that do not involve going to court. Mediation and arbitration have been around for a long time, but there is another, less well known process that is coming to the forefront: collaborative law.

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