Collaborative Law is a movement in the legal community that brings a new approach to solving disputes. People have been resolving their disputes in court-rooms for hundreds of years. In recent decades, processes such as mediation have given people options for solving their disagreements without going before a judge. Collaborative Law takes this idea one step further. People involved in law suits such as divorces, custody modifications, guardianship disputes, probate, and other civil matters can actually work with a team of professionals to take charge of their own solutions. The parties involved receive guidance from their lawyers, a mental health professional, and a financial professional to get creative in meeting their interests and goals without doing damage to long-standing relationships.
Dr. Clower has been involved with Collaborative Law since 2006. She has been to several trainings and has recently coauthored a book on how Collaborative Law is applied in Denton County.
To learn more about collaborative law, visit the following web sites.