Collaborative Divorce

Resolve Your Divorce Collaboratively, Without the Court

In a California collaborative divorce, you and your soon-to-be former spouse or domestic partner negotiate the terms of your divorce or separation together with professional help, rather than taking your case before a judge. A collaborative divorce provides you and your soon-to-be ex the maximum amount of control over the entire process. You’ll be able to end your marriage or domestic partnership more quickly, less expensively and less contentiously than with litigation.

A collaborative divorce also helps minimize the emotional duress that often accompanies separation, particularly when children are involved. By choosing to undertake a collaborative divorce rather than going through the court, couples can talk through their needs and differences in a calm, less argumentative manner, and they can often remain friends.

To carry out a collaborative divorce, you and your soon-to-be ex each need to hire specially trained collaborative divorce attorneys who advise and assist you in negotiating your Divorce Settlement Agreement. The highly regarded attorneys at Warren Major LLP have helped many couples achieve an amicable outcome.

We’ll ask you about your desires for your life going forward, and we’ll help you determine the best way to divide your community property, including your home, We’ll also discuss what is in the best interests of your children.

The collaborative divorce process

Each of you and your soon-to-be ex meet separately with your personal attorney to discuss children, assets, your desired outcome, and other concerns. You will also meet together as a couple with both attorneys present. You may want to bring other professionals into the conversation, such as tax advisors and child custody specialists.

You’ll need to reach a Divorce Settlement Agreement with your ex regarding the division of your assets, child custody, child support and other important concerns. If you cannot come to a mutual agreement, you’ll need to take your case before the court. If you go before the court, your collaborative divorce attorneys are required to withdraw from representing you, and you’ll have to find a divorce litigation attorney.

The highly regarded divorce attorneys at Warren Major LLP believe that people who once loved each other can end their marriage or domestic partnership on positive terms through collaborative divorce. We also provide divorce mediation, should that be the legal process you want to pursue.

Please contact us to discuss your family law needs.


Warren Major LLP

101 Lucas Valley Road
Suite 362,
San Rafael, CA 94903
United States (US)
Phone: (415) 286-5440


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