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Collaborative Law Approach

Cleveland, Ohio Divorce Attorney Works with Clients Towards Alternatives to Litigation

Litigation is costly

It also takes its toll on everyone involved: spouses, employers, families, and children. Families don't need to drain their hard-earned savings and make things ugly during the divorce process. Instead, many seek alternative methods to litigation, and have found success by working with Ohio Divorce Lawyer Ellen S. Mandell in the Collaborative Law Process.

Collaborative Law Alternative

The principle of Collaborative Law is the shared belief of all participants that committing to a process of honesty, fairness, cooperation, integrity, and professionalism that focuses on the well-being of the family throughout and at the conclusion of the dissolution of your marriage is the best way to go about the divorce process. The goal of collaborative law is to minimize the negative economic and emotional consequences of extended litigation on children and their families. Likewise, parties who have been deep in the litigation process and who have become tired of fighting can switch over to a Collaborative Law process.

The key to the Collaborative Law process is for all participants to trust in the process. The Collaborative Law contract is vital. The contract outlines how all the participants will conduct themselves during meetings and discussions. It sets forth exactly what will happen if a client or an attorney withdraws from the process. These strict guidelines create a safety net for behavior and expectations, and Attorney Ellen S. Mandell's experience has been that people truly rise to the occasion.

Save money and time

Typically, collaborative cases can be completed for one third the cost of litigation. Problem solving for both parties is the objective, with professionals such as accountants and therapists hired by both parties to solve problems as impartially as possible. Spouses both have their own attorneys, and equal access to experts, and this equalizing process helps to balance the power, making sure both spouses' needs are met.

Contact the Law Office of Ellen S. Mandell today

If you are going through a divorce, or are considering entering into the divorce process, contact Divorce Attorney Ellen S. Mandell to seek a way of doing it so that you can minimize the impact on your family, even as you move in different directions. Call her at her Cuyahoga County office today at 216-771-7080 to begin discussing alternative methods to litigation.