What is Collaborative Family Law?
Collaborative family law provides an alternative to fighting in court about a divorce or child custody and visitation issues. The divorcing couple, or parents with custody or visitation issues, work with collaborative family law attorneys to reach an agreement on how they will resolve their differences.
Each spouse has their own collaborative family lawyer who accompanies them at all negotiations. However, both of the collaborative family attorneys are committed to reaching a settlement that is satisfactory to both spouses, unlike in conventional family law litigation, where attorneys engage in an adversarial process.
Collaborative family law attorneys often work as part of a team with professionals from other disciplines, including finance and psychology, in order to forge solutions that meet all of their clients’ needs as they go through the process of starting a new phase of their lives.
What Are the Advantages of Collaborative Family Law?
There are many advantages to engaging in a collaborative family law process instead of conventional litigation. Spouses retain the power to make their own decisions, rather than have a judge make decisions for them. The collaborative process is a respectful one, which reduces the stress of getting divorced. It ensures that both people are satisfied with the outcome. It lays a good framework for the future and helps ensure that the well-being of the children is planned for in an optimal way.
South Bay Collaborative Family Law Attorney Helps Spouses and Parents Prepare for the Future
Attorney Barry Mangan has more than 25 years of experience in family law. He is a strong believer in the value of using a collaborative approach to resolving family law disputes, and he enjoys the process of guiding people towards a decision that everyone can feel good about.
Barry’s office is conveniently located in San Jose. His clients also come from Campbell and the entire South San Francisco Bay Area. He is proud to be able to offer this life-enhancing litigation alternative to the people of the South Bay.
If you are interested in finding out more about whether the collaborative family law process will be right for you, give San Jose and Campbell collaborative family law Attorney Barry Mangan a call at 408-580-1145 or send him an email at [email protected]. He will be glad to answer your questions and tell you more about the process.