What Is Collaborative Law?
Collaborative Law is a way of resolving a case without going to trial. In Collaborative Law, the parties agree in the beginning of the case to voluntarily disclose all financial documentation, to meet together with their attorneys and joint experts to try to resolve the issues in their case.
When you agree to use Collaborative Law, you sign a retainer agreeing that we will either resolve the matter collaboratively or end our representation. This means that if the case goes forward to trial, the client has to retain a new and different lawyer.
Natalie Parker Bluestein is 2014 President of the Charleston County Bar Association