How are Negotiation and Mediation Different from a Collaborative Divorce?

by: Eric Trosch | Website

How are Negotiation and Mediation Different from a Collaborative Divorce?

While negotiation and mediation are tools to settle disputes, collaborative law proceedings involve an entirely different alternative to litigating in court. In collaborative law proceedings, you and your spouse each hire an attorney trained in the collaborative law process. Both sides and their lawyers enter into an agreement, which provides that all parties agree to the collaborative law process. Although the process may be lengthy, it enables the focus to shift away from the conflict and toward finding solutions. The attorneys become a part of the team supporting settlement rather than advocates adding to the conflict.

Talk to your lawyer about whether your case would be well suited to the collaborative law process.

Eric Trosch is a board certified family law specialist, author of Divorce in North Carolina and partner in the law firm Conrad Trosch & Kemmy, P.A.  Eric has been a member of the Charlotte Collaborative Divorce Professionals since its inception and was an executive board member from 2010-2016.  Eric utilizes the flexibility of the collaborative law process to provide unique long lasting resolutions for the families he serves.