Iowa Family Law – Collaborative Law

The family law attorneys at Sullivan & Ward, P.C. have enthusiastically embraced this new form of matrimonial dispute resolution.  Under the collaborative law process both spouses and their counsel make a commitment to resolve their differences fairly and equitably without resort or threat of resort to the courts. This model emphasizes cooperative strategies, four-way meetings, reasoned positions, and joint creation of options.  In the event that the parties cannot come to an agreement, the lawyers who represented them during the collaborative law process must resign as counsel and are prohibited from representing them in future divorce litigation.

This process has become increasingly popular in recent years because it is often a cost efficient, effective and amicable way of reaching an agreement that works for both parties and their families.