The collaborative process is similar in many ways to the negotiations between divorce attorneys. However, in the collaborative process the parties voluntarily disclose all information relevant and material to the process and the parties jointly engage all experts necessary to the resolution of the contested matter. Parties engaged in the collaborative process are committed to creating shared solutions which acknowledge the priorities of both parties. Attorneys not committed to the collaborative process are positional and advocate a course of action deemed to be in their client’s best interest, irrespective of the position of the opposing party.
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