Principles and Guidelines for Collaborative Family Law

PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES FOR COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW*

I. GOALS
II. NO COURT OR OTHER INTERVENTION
III. LIMITATIONS OF THE COLLABORATIVE LAW PROCESS
IV. ATTORNEYS’ ROLE AND FEES
V. PARTICIPATION WITH INTEGRITY
VI. EXPERTS AND CONSULTANTS
VII. CHILDREN’S ISSUES
VIII. CONFIDENTIALITY
IX. ENFORCEABILITY OF AGREEMENTS
X. NEGOTIATION IN GOOD FAITH
XI. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS PENDING SETTLEMENT
XII. DISQUALIFICATION BY COURT INTERVENTION
XIII. WITHDRAWAL OF ATTORNEY
XIV. ELECTION TO TERMINATE THE COLLABORATIVE LAW PROCESS

 

* This document is not the Participation Agreement and differs in many respects from the Participation Agreement that Collaborative Professionals in Illinois use in Collaborative Practice. This document only illustrates some of the principles of Collaborative Practice and Collaborative Divorce.

Please refer to our Collaborative Law Glossary for definition of terms used in this document.

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