Collaborative Law is designed to create a legally-binding divorce agreement outside the courtroom. North Carolina state law requires that both parties participating in a Collaborative Divorce agree not to go to court, and both attorneys agree to withdraw from representation should either divorcing spouse decide to sue the other.
Divorce courts are limited to imposing one-size-fits-all rulings on families. Attorneys trained in Collaborative Law know how to look at the situations of both spouses, identify the true underlying needs, and develop customized solutions that accommodate the family’s specific situation. Collaborative Law can produce settlements that are superior to court-directed resolutions.