The Collaborative Process is an out-of-court way to resolve disputes respectfully. A non-adversarial approach, it uses specially trained lawyers, and sometimes other professionals, to help negotiate mutually agreeable settlements while minimizing conflict and focusing on what matters most.
The Collaborative Process is appropriate for all sorts of disputes -- divorce, non-marital relationship break-ups, child custody and other parenting concerns, pre-nuptial agreements, domestic partnership agreements, domestic partnership dissolutions, property disputes, financial support, probate matters, neighbor conflict and business disputes.
Collaborative professionals often work in teams. Each party has the support, protection, and guidance of his or her own Collaborative lawyer, as well as the benefit of Collaborative coaches, a financial professional, and, if children are involved, a child specialist. The team communicates regularly and works together in an interdisciplinary environment, using all team resources to identify issues proactively and help the parties generate mutually acceptable settlements.
THE BURR LAW FIRM is an acknowledged leader in Collaborative Process. Barbara Burr both leads Collaborative teams on behalf of clients and trains other professionals in the Collaborative Process.
COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE CENTER OF WASHINGTON, D.C.
The Burr Law Firm offices are the home of the Collaborative Practice Center, which brings together professionals in mental health, personal finance, child psychology and guidance, real estate, business financing, and other fields. Representing a network of service providers, they are personal resources that can help clients work through family-law proceedings of any type and ‘re-group’ their lives in the wake of divorce, child-custody or financial disputes, and other marital disruptions and contentions.
More information about the Center and its resources for both families in need of conflict resolution and for Collaborative professionals
Information about training programs for attorneys and other professionals in the Collaborative Process (202.480.2160)