Family Law: Non-Collaborative
There is no such thing as “cooperative” divorce. It is not in a court rule and not in a statute.
While someone can be cooperative and promise to act in good faith and with full disclosure, we cannot protect you, or ourselves, in a “cooperative” setting as there is no guarantee, or signed contract, requiring them to follow through with their commitment.
Any case that does not have a signed Collaborative Participation Agreement is litigation, subject to the Court Rules that govern litigation. While we will work with you in such cases because we are well-trained and believe in our ability to model principles of good faith and full disclosure in a manner that your spouse or partner may be willing to mimic, we will NOT do contested hearings or trials. If we decide to work together and we are unable to help you reach a resolution without a court hearing or trial, we will transition you to an attorney who specializes in that work.