Collaborative Law

A litigated divorce is frequently adversarial, emotionally destructive, costly, done in public and can leave long lasting scars. Collaborative Practice is designed to provide families with services they need from professionals most qualified to address the complex issues of divorce. It relies on the clients, attorneys, mental health professionals and a financial advisor to form a team, bound by a formal agreement. The team works together to find creative solutions and maximize benefits to the family by using their communication, mediation and professional skills. The roles Eileen McCarten serves in collaborative law:

  • Coach - supports and guides an individual or both participants through the process
  • Child specialist - focuses on the needs and interests of the children involved

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