Nashville Collaborative Law
Moving Forward through Alternative Dispute Resolution
Collaborative law is a form of alternative dispute resolution in which clients sign an agreement to resolve their dispute without going to court. In the collaborative divorce practice, attorneys, specially trained in collaborative dispute resolution, represent clients who desire to work out a mutually acceptable agreement without court intervention. This includes prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, marital dissolution agreements, and parenting plans.
In collaborative law, parties agree to fully disclose information relating to their assets and debts. As a result, the collaborative process ordinarily does not involve formal discovery. If necessary, other professionals trained in collaborative law, such as mental health professionals, divorce coaches, child specialists, and financial professionals, can be brought in to assist the parties in negotiating an agreement. If parties are unable to reach an agreement through the collaborative process, they agree to retain new counsel going forward.
At Lindsey Amonette McCarter Beauchamp + Glassford, PLLC we are pleased to assist our clients in the process of moving families forward by offering collaborative law as an alternative to litigation or mediation. Our attorneys are all trained in collaborative dispute resolution and committed to representing clients in this process.
“Kristen helped me navigate a very difficult divorce and bring it to an incredibly speedy and successful resolution. She worked carefully with me to make sure I understood what I could expect, helped me determine what was most important to me, and deliver exactly what I was hoping for. She became more than my attorney through the process, as her caring and follow-through were excellent. I’m hoping not to need her services anymore, but if I do, I know she will be prepared to squelch any drama my ex might attempt.”
“I recently went through a nasty divorce and Kristen helped me feel taken care of and “safe” from a legal standpoint. Friendly, sharp, efficient and incredibly knowledgeable about the subject matter, I would highly recommend her to anyone facing the same hard times. She is also bills extremely fair, which helped ease unnecessary stress during such a difficult time.”