Collaborative law is a process designed to keep families out of court and at the negotiating table. As I explained above, there are two ways by which to terminate your marriage in Ohio, dissolution and divorce. If you choose dissolution, you have the option of entering into the Collaborative process as a means to achieving your dissolution. With Collaborative Law, you and your spouse must both choose collaboratively trained attorneys and you both must agree to the process. You will have the option of involving “neutrals”, a Family Relations Specialist and a Financial Specialist, in your process. Often, these neutrals are paramount in ensuring that your process is a smooth and effective one. At the first meeting you will enter into a Collaborative Agreement which states that you and your spouse are so committed to resolving your differences outside of Court, that if either of you terminate the process, there will be a waiting period and you must hire new attorneys to file your case.
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