Collaborative law, often referred to as the “no court divorce,” provides families the unique opportunity to maintain complete control over their future bolstered with a pledge not to litigate. The parties and their collaborative lawyers sign a contract by which they agree that the case will not be taken to court.
Collaborative law started in Minnesota and quickly gained popularity in California, Florida, Illinois, and on the East Coast. Collaborative law offers the opportunity to bring in other professionals – accountants or child psychologists, for example – to help the parties create the best asset allocation, support agreement, or parenting plan possible. The parties, their collaborative lawyers, and any other necessary professionals complete a series of negotiation sessions until a comprehensive, individualized agreement is reached.
Another unique feature of collaborative law is that each party has his or her own “divorce coach”: a professional who has received specific training in helping individuals with all the life changes that occur during separation and divorce. From providing therapeutic support to teaching household book-keeping or budgeting to the spouse who did not handle the family finances, the divorce coach eases the difficult transition.
The Collaborative Law attorneys at Broyles Kight & Ricafort, P.C. can help you negotiate with your spouse until you reach a comprehensive, individualized divorce agreement – without the threat of going to court. If you have more questions about BKR’s Collaborative Law team in Indianapolis, Indiana, call 317-571-3601.
Our team of recognized and respected Collaborative Law Attorneys provide legal advice and representation to clients throughout Indianapolis, Indiana and the surrounding area including Greenwood, Franklin, Carmel, Noblesville, Lebanon, Danville, Avon, Zionsivlle, Anderson, and Richmond.