Collaborative law continues to increase in popularity among divorcing spouses in North Carolina. As opposed to duking it out in a courtroom, the collaborative law approach enables couples to work together to resolve all divorce-related issues. This includes matters such as alimony, child custody, child support, and division of assets and liabilities.
An experienced collaborative attorney represents each party in a series of face-to-face meetings. Often, other professionals, such as child custody professionals, mental health experts, and financial professionals, are also involved in the process. During the meetings, the spouses and their lawyers work together to explore the needs, interests, and priorities of each spouse and seek to resolve disputes and make decisions in a peaceful manner.