Family Law – Collaborative Law

Divorce is difficult. It is difficult for the parties, their children, their extended families and even their friends. In addition to the emotional issues related to divorce, the legal issues to be addressed and determined can make the divorce process seen overwhelming.

Typically, there are assets and liabilities to be divided, schedules for time with children to be determined and alimony and support matters to be resolved. Each person facing divorce needs to know his or her rights and responsibilities and the laws that are relevant to his or her situation. Laura Burt, Stacy Cordes, Attorneys at Burt Cordes Law, Family and Collaborative LawAt Burt & Cordes, PLLC, we work hard to make certain our clients know the relevant laws and the variety of ways one can  resolve a family law matter. We then advise our clients as to the means of resolution we see working best for them. Working together we can make the divorce process manageable.

Ways to Resolve a Family Law Matter

One can resolve a family law matter in a variety of ways. Collaborative Law is merely one approach that can be utilized to resolve a family law matter. The various approaches that can be taken to resolve a family law matter include:

  • Negotiation between the spouses;
  • Negotiation between attorneys;
  • Mediation;
  • Collaborative Law;
  • Arbitration;
  • Litigation.


Family Law

In most family law matters there are multiple issues to be resolved. These issues often include dividing marital and divisible assets and liabilities, determining support for a dependent spouse… More

Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law is a means of dispute resolution whereby the parties and their attorneys work together via collaborative law procedures to resolve the outstanding issues… More