The Collaborative Approach

Collaborative Divorce is a form of Family Law Alternate Dispute Resolution. Ms. Setzer is a certified Collaborative Divorce Professional, which means that she received specialized training in this process. She is also active in the San Diego Collaborative Law community.

During the Collaborative process, clients work with a Collaborative Divorce team to resolve their differences.  Each party is represented by a collaboratively trained family law attorney, and everyone signs an agreement to not resort to traditional litigation.  Financial specialists and divorce coaches are typically part of the Collaborative Divorce team, however, depending on your needs, child and family therapists, real estate professionals or business valuation experts can be a part of the team as well.  These professionals are collaboratively trained too, so everyone has the same goal- to amicably settle the case and avoid the emotional upheaval of litigation.

While you might be hesitant to engage what is perceived as a large number of professionals due to the initial costs, the total expense of a Collaborative Divorce is usually significantly less than traditional litigation, and the support of the team is invaluable in peacefully resolving difficult and/or complex family issues.

During your consultation, Ms. Setzer will explain the Collaborative Divorce process and answer any questions you might have.

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