Cooperative Divorce is simply good practice when all of the attorneys and parties are acting in the same spirit. Whenever the parties can agree to exchange documents and information informally, they save money, time and energy, and promote good will for their future, unmarried relationship. Particularly where there are children or there is a reason to have a relationship in the future, it benefits all parties to conduct themselves civilly and reasonably.
Attorney Kathleen Reiley helps her clients pursue cooperative proceedings whenever possible. She believes in the wisdom of resolving disputes through negotiation, mediation and cooperative divorce methods whenever it is possible to save the client time, money and energy.
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If matters cannot be handled cooperatively, then the section about litigated divorce trials may help explain some of the procedures that can help.