At the end of the collaborative process or one of the two lawyers, the retractor will cooperate immediately to facilitate the transmission of the file and the client`s information necessary to continue the client`s representation to the successor. However, the lawyer who withdraws will not provide confidential communication and/or meeting/minute notes unless both clients agree in writing. Once you are ready, the lawyers and the parties will meet to lay the groundwork for the trial. This first meeting is an opportunity for everyone to get to know each other and will normally include the verification and signing of the participation agreement, the sharing of divorce objectives, the creation of to-do lists for what comes next, so that everyone can participate effectively, and an overview of the process to ensure that there are no surprises. At this stage, priorities can also be discussed. Clients agree that professional observers or collaborative assistants may be present during the process for training or support of the process and to adhere to the same privacy standards as the collaborative team. Clients also accept that the details of the case can be used for research, training or training (or any combination of these), but only if information that may identify the family has been deleted. “Collaborative Divorces” is a divorce process with its own rules, conventions and even the legal requirements established by the Uniform Collaborative Law Act. The goal of the process is to help clients reach agreements with legal support, while focusing discussions productively. Lawyers can only help their clients reach agreements; may not be tried in the cases at issue.
This contributes to productive discussions on difficult topics and strong differences of opinion. Protocols and requirements provide important safeguards and help maximize the likelihood of a successful solution. Communication with children or, in the presence of children, on housing issues only takes place if it is done appropriately and appropriately by mutual agreement and/or with the advice of a neutral psychiatric staff. Not only do collaborative professionals have an obligation to represent clients without going to court, but they also have training and experience in dispute resolution and collaborative divorce. The cornerstone of the process is that experts are hired for the sole purpose of helping the parties to an agreement. Information provided by counsel to the other lawyer or other party during the collaborative law trial is not considered a waiver of privilege in subsequent disputes or disputes between the parties. Below is an example of a cooperation agreement that couples would sign when they begin the collaborative divorce process.