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that End in Divorce Need Not End in a Courtroom
are as varied and complex as the individuals involved; temperaments,
family and financial obligations, and the disposition of assets
can combine to create overwhelming stress, fear and anxiety. Too
often, the trauma created in certain divorces is accepted as the
inevitable "norm" for ending a marriage
It does not have to be this way.
Non-adversarial in nature, the
goal of collaborative law is to minimize
the conflict that is prevalent in so many traditional divorces.
Instead of conflict, the collaboratively trained interdisciplinary
team uses cooperation and communication to achieve a mutually satisfactory
agreement. Instead of competing attorneys controlling the process,
the divorcing couple determines the process, the professionals, and the outcome. Entry into the collaborative law process can be accomplished through either the mental health professionals, financial advisors or the attorneys. Because collaborative law places such a heavy emphasis on addressing the emotional needs of the children, mental health practitioners that specialize in counseling children play a particularly important role in this approach.
The New Jersey Collaborative Law Group
(NJCLG) offers an effective, humane alternative to litigation or mediation,
as well as the costly fees associated with trial law and the courtroom.
We are a group of collaboratively trained attorneys, financial professionals and licensed mental health specialists.. Should your circumstances
require them, appraisers, mortgage consultants, and vocational experts
will contribute their skills to ensuring that there is a rewarding
life after divorce – for you, your spouse, and your family.
Family Law Practice for New Jersey
While we specialize in divorce,
The New Jersey Collaborative Law Group is competent in virtually
field of family law. Prenuptial and non-marital cohabitation agreements,
domestic partnerships, guardianships, paternity, child custody and
support issues – all can be efficiently resolved by a NJCLG
team, to the satisfaction of all parties. Our collaborative
law practice serves New Jersey’s Essex, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties. If you are
facing divorce or any other family law matter, we encourage you
to contact a NJCLG professional.
A-1477 is now pending the Governor’s signature
Today, the New Jersey State Legislature took a major step forward toward empowering families to divorce with dignity and self-esteem, without resort to conventional litigation. The Senate unanimously (40-0) approved and on June 23, the General Assembly unanimously passed 78-0, A-1477, the New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act. The bill was unanimously released by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on June 12th. S-1224, the Senate counterpart to A-1477 was unanimously released by the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 24th and the Senate Budget Committee on June 5th.
This extraordinary showing of support for the collaborative law process represents a paradigm shift … read more
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