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Dear Attorneys,

I wanted to try collaborative divorce, but I have heard that it doesn’t always work Can I enter into a collaborative divorce agreement and then, if it doesn’t work out, hire my attorney to represent me in court?



Considering Collaborative

Dear Considering,

Collaborative Divorce is a great process in which both attorneys, both parties, and other professionals work together to reach a fair and equitable agreement. However, there is no confidentiality between you and your attorney in a collaborative divorce matter. Your attorney does advocate for you to a certain extent but not in the same way in that he or she would if you hired them for regular divorce representation. When you enter into the collaborative divorce process, you need to sign a collaborative agreement and, if at any point in time the matter cannot be finalized through the collaborative process, or an issue regarding confidentiality arises, then your collaborative attorney will usually gracefully bow out and may recommend another attorney to represent you in court.

If you have questions about the pros and cons of collaborative divorce, mediation and/or negotiation or traditional litigation approaches to divorce, contact Wolf & Shore Law Group. We are here to make your family law matter easier, not harder.  Ever argue with a woman? Let Wolf & Shore Law Group go to work for you. Call us at 203.745.3151 or email us at

Very Truly Yours,

Wolf & Shore Law Group

*The situations represented in our Dear Attorneys column are entirely fictional and any resemblance to a specific case is unintentional. We cannot, and will not, offer legal advice to anyone who is not a client. However, if you do have questions or concerns, you should contact an attorney at your convenience.

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