Ms. Nagel is trained in the practice of Collaborative Law, which is a problem solving approach to legal issues that does not use adversarial techniques. In Collaborative Law, both Parties work with attorneys who are trained in the Collaborative Law Model and they each pledge:
- To resolve issues without going to court;
- To disclose all pertinent financial information;
- To act in good faith;
- To communicate respectfully and constructively with each other;
- To hear and understand what is important to each Party so that both Parties’ interests can be addressed.
Neutral experts may be added to the collaborative team as needed. For example: a mediator, individual coaches for each Party, a child specialist, or a financial expert. Each member of the multi-disciplinary team is committed to successful problem resolution without going to court through finding creative solutions to problems and cooperative negotiation.
The parties benefit from Collaborative Law by:
- Staying out of court;
- Utilizing a model that is designed to result in a settlement that meets each Party’s needs and optimizes the Parties’ resources.