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Collaborative Divorce

In Collaborative Divorce, the parties collaborate rather than litigate. Like mediation and arbitration, it takes place outside of the court system, with the goal of reaching a fair settlement, but without the pressure and uncertainties that accompany litigation.

This process requires that each party retain a family law attorney trained in and committed to the Collaborative process.  Each party and their respective counsel sign a Retainer Agreement which provides that, in the event either party commences or threatens to commence litigation, the representation is terminated and the parties must seek new counsel.

Collaborative Divorce usually includes other professionals, in addition to your attorneys, such as coaches, child specialists and financial specialists.

William Rudnik and Diana Fredericks are collaboratively trained attorneys.     


Learn more about divorce:

The New Jersey Divorce Process

New Jersey's Children's Bill of Rights

Download our Divorce Guide containing useful articles and resources designed to help you and your family through the divorce process.  It is our hope that these resources help you and your family move forward with confidence.