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Collaborative Practice is a way for you to resolve disputes respectfully -- without going to court -- while working with trained professionals who are important to all areas of your life. Both parties retain separate lawyers whose job it is to help them settle the dispute.

The heart of Collaborative Practice is to offer you and the other party the support, protection, and guidance of your own lawyers without going to court.

No one may go to court. If that should occur, the collaborative law process terminates and both attorneys are disqualified from any further involvement in the case.

In Collaborative Practice, you commit to:
1. Negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement without having courts decide issues.
2. Maintain open communication and information sharing.