Overview of Collaborative Practice
Collaborative Practice combines some aspects of both Mediation and Litigation. Each party retains an independent attorney, with whom he/she can have confidential and privileged communications. However, unlike in Litigation, both parties and their respective attorneys sign a contract in which they agree not to go to Court to resolve their dispute. Without the ability to resort to the Courts, the focus of the attorneys (and parties) shifts from advocacy to problem solving. In addition to a pledge by all participants to negotiate in good faith, this “attorney disqualification” requirement, in the event of litigation, is the foundation of the collaborative process. It creates an effective problem solving environment for clients.
Sacramento Divorce Solutions, Inc., does not participate in Collaborative Practice cases at this time. However, we will be happy to make referrals to other professionals who do participate in that process.