Law Offices of Elizabeth A. Edwards
462 Danbury Road
Wilton
CT 06829
P.O. Box: 936
Georgetown
CT 06829

Collaborative Law Attorney

Collaborative Solutions for Divorce Issues Fairfield County, CT

"The future will depend on what we do in the present." ∙ Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian activist

I am a collaborative law lawyer who has been practicing law for more than 25 years. In that time, I have seen the stress that divorce causes people. Even in the best-case scenario, divorce is usually an emotionally difficult time for everyone involved. The legal system should make things easier, but all too often, contentious litigation adds to the difficulty for the divorcing couple and their children.

Collaborative Law

About Divorce Collaboration

Collaborative divorce is a process for deciding on the terms of a divorce without resorting to litigation. In a collaborative divorce, each party is represented by an attorney. All parties agree to resolve the issues outside of litigation, working together for the best outcome for everyone.

The Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

Compared to traditional litigation, a collaborative approach to divorce allows you to:

  • Protect the children: Far too often in traditional divorce litigation, the children have to see their parents arguing and painting each other in a negative light before the court. Collaborative divorce is much more private than the courtroom and it allows the parties to work out their issues without involving the children.

  • Save time and money: In most cases, collaborative divorce is quicker and less expensive than the protracted litigation process.

  • Reduce stress and relational strain: Litigation is by nature an adversarial system — the parties fight it out against each other throughout the process. The problem is that in most cases the divorcing couple will still need to work together long after the divorce is finalized to work at parenting, finances and many other issues. In a collaborative approach, the parties work together in a way that enables them to maintain these working relationships.

  • Retain control of the process and outcome: Rather than having a judge hear your arguments and make final authoritative decisions, collaborative law gives you the opportunity to work out an agreement with your ex-spouse/partner that is specifically tailored to your needs.

Contact a Danbury Divorce Lawyer ∙ 203-544-9945

I am always available to answer your legal questions. Please call or e-mail for an appointment. I look forward to working with you.

 

At The Law Offices of Elizabeth A. Edwards, LLC, I represent clients throughout Fairfield County, including Georgetown, Ridgefield, Danbury, Wilton, Weston, Redding, Westport, Fairfield, Norwalk, Easton, Trumbull, Bethel, Newtown, Darien, New Canaan, Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut.

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