It’s important to think about the range of options available to you right off the bat. Most people are now aware that court does not have to be where to start. Mediation is an excellent option for those wanting facilitated communication. For those who want guidance around options for settlement and legal information as they negotiate, the Collaborative Law process is an attractive option. Grounded in cooperation, transparency, and respect, this option provides a non-adversarial, comprehensive, efficient process opportunity. Your lawyer will be there to advocate, draft the separation agreement and provide the independent legal advice necessary for a legally binding agreement.