Choosing a Collaborative Attorney

In a Collaborative Divorce, both parties and their attorneys commit to resolving disputes without going to court. The process requires open communication, transparency, and discussion with the aim of reaching a settlement that considers both parties’ needs and goals. Understanding this framework will help you select a Collaborative attorney aligned with these principles. Here’s how to choose the right Collaborative attorney for you.

1. Look for Specialized Training and Certification: Ensure the attorney has specialized training in Collaborative Divorce. Look for certifications from recognized bodies like Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals (CCDP) and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). This training ensures the attorney understands the nuances of Collaborative Law and the skills needed to facilitate Collaborative negotiations.

2. Assess Their Commitment to Collaboration: Choose an attorney who is genuinely committed to the Collaborative process. They should prioritize negotiation and conflict resolution and be comfortable working closely with other professionals, such as the Collaborative Financial Profession and Collaborative Divorce Facilitator.

3. Consider Compatibility: It’s essential to feel comfortable with your attorney. Schedule an initial consultation to assess whether candidates’ communication style and approach resonate with you. Selecting the right Collaborative Divorce attorney is a critical step in working towards an effective Collaborative Divorce process. By focusing on specialized training and a commitment to the Collaborative approach, you can find an attorney who will support you in achieving a fair and amicable resolution. Take the time to research, ask questions, and choose a Collaborative attorney who aligns with your goals and values.