Beginning The Process
If you think the collaborative family process is right for you, these are the steps to take:
  1. Talk with your spouse or partner and share the information from this website

  2. You and your spouse each choose a lawyer from the list of collaborative lawyers on this site

  3. You may each meet with more than one collaborative lawyer before making your selection

  4. Meet with your lawyer to discuss your case and the details of the collaborative law process in your situation

  5. Both spouses and both lawyers sign a collaborative law agreement

  6. Once these steps have been taken the lawyers will arrange the first 4-way collaborative meeting