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Collaborative Law

After more than thirty years as a divorce and family law attorney, Ora Schwartzberg knows that divorce issues do not have to go to litigation. Through Collaborative Law, you may be able to enter into a divorced relationship with respect for each other and dignity for yourself.

Collaborative Law is a constructive way to divorce. By respecting each other's positions, agreements evolve more easily. In Collaborative Law, the spouses agree that they will settle the divorce through collaboration, not litigation.

  • •   In Collaborative Law, you and your spouse control the decisions—not a judge.
  • •   Collaborative Law focuses on creating a positive future and preserves bonds with children and other family members.
  • •   You, your spouse, and your lawyers sign a pledge to collaborate and to reach an agreement without going to court.
  • •   If you change your mind and decide to go to court, you must retain new counsel. Your Collaborative Law attorneys will not represent you in court.
  • •   You and your attorneys meet face-to-face in four way meetings and collaborate to reach an agreement on all issues involving the distribution of property, support, and your Parental Rights and Responsibilities (when children are involved).
  • •   You can also have your financial planner, tax and/or business advisors attend some of these four way meetings.