Collaborative law family law enables families to find more meaningful ways to resolve conflict so that all parties are afforded the best possible outcomes. Collaborative law also applies in non-custodial/custodial family law matters, including prenuptial agreements, alimony, divorce, separation, annulment, modification of child custody, and others pertaining to custodial families and their relationships. The underlying goal of the collaborative approach is to create a win-win situation for everyone involved. It is based on the principle that both parents are interested in working together to establish and maintain a meaningful relationship with their children and that the process of family law should foster this goal. It also recognizes that the interests of children take priority over the interests of parents.
One of the most effective ways of applying collaborative law is to allow both parents of a child to participate in drafting a parenting plan. This will allow both family members to make important decisions about their children while still maintaining contact with each other.