Collaborative Law

Phoenix, Arizona, Collaborative Divorce Lawyers

At DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC, we know that the way in which a divorce decree is reached can have a significant impact upon how the parties will interact in the future. The collaborative divorce process fosters cooperation, empowerment and efficient negotiation. Furthermore, in a collaborative divorce, every option can be fully explored and the best interests of all parties satisfied.

Are you interested in reaching a divorce decree through collaboration with your soon-to-be ex-spouse? Give us a call at 602-626-9552 or 800-409-0262 to schedule a time to speak with one of our lawyers. You may also email us and someone will be in touch with you promptly.

How Does A Collaborative Divorce Work?

In the collaborative process, you and the other party will each have an attorney. The entire "collaborative team" will sign a participation agreement stating that you will attempt to reach a settlement collaboratively. The agreement also states that if you reach an impasse, your attorneys cannot represent you in any subsequent litigation. You commit to resolving issues honestly and equitably.

The collaborative divorce process does not take place in a courtroom. Rather, together with your attorneys, you participate in private sessions. In these sessions, decisions will be reached regarding:

It is important to note that while you will be represented by any attorney, you will ultimately be in control of the decisions. This approach generally results in amicable relationships with the other parent, a bonus, when children are involved. You also walk away from the process knowing that you have had a say in your future.

A collaborative divorce may not fit everyone's needs. For some, mediation is another viable alternative. For others, a more traditional divorce process is required. DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC has the ability to handle your divorce in the manner that suits your exact needs. Contact us today to arrange your initial consultation.