Our partners are certified to practice Collaborative Law. Collaborative Law is a means of resolving a case without litigation. The one thing that most distinguishes Collaborative Law from our other resolution efforts is that the parties 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 litigation, the client has to retain a new and different lawyer. In Collaborative Law, the parties agree to voluntarily disclose all financial documentation, to meet together with their attorneys and joint experts to try to resolve the issues in their case.
Natalie Parker Bluestein is 2014 President of the Charleston County Bar Association