Collaborative Law is the practice and art of settling cases with legal council, but without court intervention at any time during the process. All settlement discussions take place in joint meetings with the clients, their attorneys and other team members as needed. Each client has the benefit of their own attorney’s legal advice and advocacy during the entire process and each attorney is committed to guiding the clients toward reasonable resolutions that meet as many of the client’s stated goals and interests as possible. We look outside the box by exploring all real world options, not just what the law allows. The attorneys cannot go to court or threaten to go to court, nor can they engage in common trial tactics such as playing “hide the ball.” Settlement is the only agenda, and everyone relies on the atmosphere of cooperation and professionalism throughout the process.
To request more information describing the collaborative process, please contact Jody L Johnson Family Law.