Collaborative Law is not for all clients or all attorneys. However, clients who choose this process benefit from a generally faster and less expensive process than litigation. In addition, the changes of successful co-parenting and a civil relationship between former spouses or partners are greatly increased. Attorneys who participate in this process are trained to guide their client through the process and must be a member of a Collaborative Practice Group.
For a case to be Collaborative as defined by the N.C. General Statutes, a written contract must be signed by the parties and their attorneys in the initial stage of the case. In the even the written Collaborative Agreement is not signed, the case is not legal collaborative as collaborative law is defined by N.C.G.S § 50-70.
For more information about the Mecklenburg County Collaborative Practice Group http://mecklenburgcollaborative.org/