How Collaborative Law Process Can Save You Legal Fees

Collaborative Practice is a cost-effective, problem-solving approach that can minimize the impact of separation and divorce conflict on you and your children. Miller Bowles Law attorneys Kate Miller and Chris Miller are certified by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), and utilize the Collaborative Practice.

Collaborative Practice provides you with a different way to divorce. You will be supported by professionals with the right expertise to guide and inform you along the way. The results are legally binding agreements that resolve the issues facing you and your family. With the information and guidance you need, you are empowered to make the sound, long-lasting decisions that will impact you and your family for years to come. The Collaborative process preserves your privacy and dignity while giving you the best possible chance at resolving your disputes respectfully.

Collaborative Practice differs from conventional divorce in 3 important ways:

  • You and your spouse or partner, along with your Collaborative Professional Team, pledge in writing not to go to Court.
  • You and your spouse or partner, rather than a Judge, decide what is best for you and your family.
  • Respectful, face to face conversations between you and your spouse or partner, along with the support and guidance of your Collaborative Professional Team, lead to a legally binding, long lasting settlement.

Your Collaborative Team works with you and your partner to design the best possible outcome for your entire family. Your Collaborative Attorney will offer legal guidance, a Divorce Coach can help you address the emotional components of the journey, a Child Specialist will help bring your children’s needs and voices to the table, and a neutral Financial Specialist will help you understand the financial components of your separation and divorce.

You and your spouse will work with your Collaborative team in a series of face-to-face meetings, at the pace that is right for you. You will maintain open communication, and information will be shared freely. Together, using a problem-solving approach, you can find long-lasting solutions.

The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals is an international community of legal, mental health, and financial professionals working in concert to create client-centered processes for resolving conflict. The preceding information can be found in the IACP E-brochure here: IACP E-brochure.

Not every Attorney has Collaborative Practice training by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). Miller Bowles Law attorneys Kate Miller and Chris Miller have both received certification by the IACP after attending extensive training. Make an appointment for a consultation with Kate or Chris to learn more about Collaborative Practice and your options. Call Miller Bowles Law at v, or visit our website at


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