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Collaborative Law


Collaborative law is an interest-based approach. Clients identify what is important now and in the future, and those priorities become an important basis for mutually acceptable agreements.

In collaborative law, clients receive support that is tailored to the unique legal, financial, and emotional aspects of their case. The collaborative team is typically made up of two attorneys, a certified divorce financial analyst, and a communication coach. Other professionals with subject matter expertise (child specialists, mortgage specialists, mediators, business valuators) may also be team members.

A collaborative participation agreement is entered into at the onset of a case that outlines how the process will proceed and typically includes the following elements:

  • There will be no court intervention and collaborative professionals may not appear in court except to enter agreed documents
  • What happens in the collaborative process is confidential
  • All relevant information will be shared

For more information about collaborative law visit King County Collaborative Law.