These days, couples around the country and here in Pennsylvania are no longer bound by the traditional divorce model that pits the parties against each other in court, which can often only increase the acrimony between them. One of the alternatives that is gaining popularity with divorcing couples is the collaborative law process. This approach to divorce allows the parties to avoid a contentious, time-consuming and expensive court battle.
In collaborative law, both spouses are represented by their own attorneys, but they share other parties brought in to assist with the process such as counselors, child psychologists and financial analysts. An important aspect of the process is that each party agrees to waive the right to take the case to court. Instead, they are bound by the results achieved through the process.