Divorce isn’t pretty, but it doesn’t have to be ugly.

If given the choice, how would you want your divorce to be handled?
Would you want it to be time spent fighting or time spent working toward accomplishing a resolution with an equitable outcome for you and your family?

At Wagner & Bloch, our Cincinnati divorce lawyers take a sophisticated approach to solving difficult cases. We know family law and we know how to help.

Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law is a form of limited representation and interest-based negotiation, providing a safe alternative to traditional divorce methods. It is a non-adversarial process that does not involve courtroom litigation, which means the divorcing parties make major decisions together with their attorneys instead having of their future decided by a judge.

Collaborative Law is traditionally used in the context of a dissolution of marriage, but can be used after a divorce has been filed as long as the parties and Court agree.

How Collaborative Law Works

Collaborative Law is different from traditional negotiation in several ways.

In order to proceed collaboratively, each party must have his or her own collaborative attorney and sign a collaborative contract. Full disclosure is required so any and all relevant information and documentation must be exchanged prior to reaching an agreement.

In the event that the parties cannot reach an agreement, both attorneys must withdraw from the case and the parties must retain new legal representation. This allows us the freedom to craft creative, individualized solutions for your specific needs.

Is Collaborative Law Right For You?

Every divorce case is different.

Our team at Wagner & Bloch will assess the unique facts of your situation to help you choose whether a collaborative strategy is the right option to help you achieve the best outcome for yourself and your family.

Although the collaborative model is not appropriate in every case, it can be a very effective method of reaching cooperative agreements between parties who want to preserve their co-parenting relationship, retain power over the final agreement, and avoid costly litigation.

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