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Collaborative Law

An alternative to the traditional adversarial model of litigation a divorce has recently developed and is taking hold in Indiana. The Collaborative Law Practice assists couples seeking a more respectful alternative to the traditional divorce process. Lawyers, mental health professionals, and financial consultants trained in the Collaborative Law process assist the parties in the resolution of their case in a cooperative manner.

The Collaborative Law process is based upon three principles:

  • A pledge not to go to court;
  • An honest exchange of information by both spouses; and
  • A solution that takes into account the highest priorities of both spouses and their children.

The parties, their lawyers, and the other professionals involved work as a team to find constructive solutions to the issues that come with a divorce. The goal of the Collaborative Law process is to protect the interests of the children, help the spouses move forward, and attain a workable settlement through a mutual agreement of the parties.

For more information on the Collaborative Law Practice, please contact Alan Bouwkamp at (317) 598-4529 or abouwkamp@nbbplaw.com.