Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), also known as Consensual Dispute Resolution (CDR) is a term used by professionals in the field to refer to methods of settling matters other than litigation that would otherwise involve trial lawyers, judges, and courts. Mediation in Family Law is a process somewhat familiar to the general public, however, a new and exciting direction of ADR/CDR has come of age – Collaborative Family Law, which offers divorcing parties the opportunity, with the assistance of collaborative attorneys and an interdisciplinary team truly dedicated to helping the parties resolve their disputes by an agreement reached by the parties, for the parties, instead of a court imposing judgment.
Collaborative Family Law practice is a safe, cost-sensitive, and controlled environment wherein Alternative Dispute Resolution/Consensual Dispute Resolution is facilitated by a trained team of professionals, certified Collaborative Family Law attorneys, mental health coaches, child specialists, and neutral financial professionals dedicated to helping parties resolve disputes outside of a court-imposed judgment. The practice allows for the parties to reach agreements based on their needs rather than an outside verdict. Set up a consultation with Attorney Delilah Knox Rios to learn more about this process in Diamond Bar, California, today.
In Collaborative Family Law, an interdisciplinary team can be assembled by adding team members as the need arises or begin forthright as a team, allowing each party to be confident, focused, and comfortable. Each party is represented by a carefully selected team providing guidance and expertise.
A Collaborative Attorney for each participant provides legal advice and handles the legal aspects of the divorce to ensure that all arrangements are proper, legal, and binding.
A Child Specialist is on board to provide input from the children, an assessment of how each parent can assist the children in minimizing the negative impact of the divorce process, and maximizing the emotional well-being of the child while maintaining bonds with divorcing parents.
A mental health coach is on hand to assist each participant in dealing emotionally with the required negotiation and resolution of the case.
A neutral financial analyst provides a thorough picture of the participants’ finances, presenting an unbiased assessment and possible settlement options.
With Collaborative Family Law practice, there are no hidden agendas, and settlement outcomes are in the best interest of all participants involved. Civilized, respectful, and mutually consensual resolutions are the ultimate goals of the Collaborative Team. Avoid the high costs of litigation, both financially and as it affects interpersonal relationships between the participants, parents and their children, in order to resolve conflicts with privacy and dignity. Reach out to Delilah Knox Rios, Attorney at Law, APLC today to discuss whether Collaborative Family Law is right for you. Attorney Rios proudly serves Diamond Bar, California, and the surrounding counties of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange.