Collaborative Law is a form of law practice conducted by attorneys trained in principles of collaboration. The attorneys make a commitment with their limited-scope clients to problem-solve and negotiate in good faith toward a mutually agreeable solution.
Collaborative attorneys work with clients under the spouses’ joint collaborative participation agreement framework with the understanding that if any contested court proceeding is undertaken, the participating collaborative attorneys would withdraw from representing their clients and the family matter.
The team of professionals working within Collaborative Practice Kansas City are experienced professionals who have the knowledge, practice, skills, and training to work with you in whichever divorce process option is appropriate for you.
Your Collaborative Divorce Team
With additional training in Collaborative Law, its methodologies, and application techniques, our professionals are Educators, Coaches, Advisors, and, most importantly, your committed professional teammates through the divorce process.
Our Attorneys support the client’s goals and interests and work with the parties and the professional team to complete the divorce with integrity and mutual satisfaction. They complete legal drafts and documents while providing legal counsel and guidance to their individual respective clients for many of the questions arising related to decisions made throughout the collaborative divorce process.
Our Financial Professionals, also known as Financial Neutrals, work with both spouses to gather financial information related to assets, liabilities, and budget data, (income & expense details). Working with the Financial Neutral provides financial understanding, education, and financial awareness of decisions each spouse is asked to make throughout the collaborative process.
Our Mental Health Professionals, also known as neutral Coaches, assist and support couples and families in transition with a focus on communication, problem-solving skills, and the development of a parenting plan, if applicable. The Coach works with the parties to identify & make the most of their strengths, assisting each party to be his/her best during the collaborative divorce process, while taking steps toward their new lives apart.
Collaborative Law Specialists In Kansas City
Collaborative Practice Kansas City, LLC is a greater Kansas City community of independent legal, mental health and financial professionals working in concert to create client-centered processes for resolving divorce conflict. We trust and value these professions equally and respect the skills they each bring to clients’ needs.
Our mission is to benefit the general public of Kansas City by fostering professional excellence in conflict resolution through interdisciplinary collaborative divorce. We do this by protecting the essentials of the collaborative divorce process, by expanding the awareness of collaborative divorce in the Kansas City area, and by providing a central resource for client support and education services, by professional networking and by developing standards of practice.
Our vision is to transform the way divorce is resolved in the greater Kansas City area to where the usually difficult process can be less stressful, less drawn-out, less expensive, more respectful, more transparent and more engaging. We want to help transform divorce in the greater Kansas City area away from a traditional divorce litigation process that can be destructive into a creative problem-solving, interest-based process.
For more information about your divorce options and about Collaborative Law, contact a Collaborative Practice team member at 913-380-2560 or click here.