Understanding the specific differences between typical litigious family law (your standard courtroom divorce or back room settlement) and Collaborative Divorce requires a paradigm shift. The name seems obvious, yet people don’t realize that there is formal training and protocols that are involved.
The most crucial piece is the disqualification of going to court… because if that’s on the table us lawyers are always keeping one eye on court and staying a bit defensive; you can never be completely vulnerable.
When you leave your gun outside the door, you have a different kind of meeting inside the room. If everyone keeps their gun just in case, they’re always ready to use it.
Take a look at some of the conceptual differences… (attached)
By using a family law attorney in Portland, you can go through 1 of 2 processes shown here. Collaborative Divorce, akin to mediation, is the more affordable, efficient, and peaceful option.