Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law in Huntersville

Helping You Amicably End Your Marriage

Not all family law matters need to go through a heated litigation process. If you and your spouse are open to working together to negotiate an alternative method, such as collaborative law, may be more suitable for you. At David Self Family Law and Mediation in Huntersville, we frequently guide clients through the collaborative law process, successfully keeping them out of court. Through this approach, you can avoid a lengthy, contentious, and vastly more stressful experience and have an easier time moving forward with your life.

Find out more about how we can assist you by calling (980) 223-3340 to set up a consultation.

What is Collaborative Law?

If you choose collaborative law as your approach to resolving your family law matters, both parties must still retain separate attorneys. However, if you are unable to settle your dispute and either party files a lawsuit, both attorneys will be disqualified from further participating in your case. Disqualifying the collaborative attorney incentivizes the attorneys to help settle the case.

Moreover, both parties must sign a contractional agreement before embarking on this process, which includes:

  • Openly disclosing all documents and information regarding the key issues you will be discussing.
  • Agreeing to act respectfully and avoid making disparaging remarks.
  • Sharing outside experts, including the costs, whenever necessary.
  • Working toward a resolution that is mutually beneficial for both parties.

Additionally, both parties must agree not to threaten legal action to resolve the dispute. Doing so will result in the withdrawal of their respective attorneys and a new process will begin in court.

If you are considering using this approach for your divorce, the statistics are in your favor. It is estimated that over 90% of all divorces can resolve without a trial. Not only are the chances high that you will resolve your divorce without going to court, but the process is often faster and far less costly than going through litigation. If you share children, avoiding a contentious litigation process may also help you preserve a healthy co-parenting relationship.

Work Toward an Amicable Settlement for Your Family Law Case Through Collaborative Law!

If you are in the middle of a difficult family law dispute and wish to minimize the stress, costs, and burden of a lengthy litigation process, collaborative law might be the right option for you. At David Self Family Law and Mediation in Huntersville, we are committed to helping clients achieve the results they need without the unnecessary hardship of enduring a battle a court. Family law matters are often some of the most challenging legal issues most will ever face, and the outcome can have lasting effects on a family’s life. Through collaborative law, you can negotiate terms that are more suitable for your life.

Learn more about the collaborative law process by calling (980) 223-3340 to schedule a consultation.

Client Testimonials

  • CD J

    Highly recommend.

  • Joanna B.

    I highly recommend his firm.

  • Ken B.

    David was great to work with.

  • A.M.

    I believe I received the best outcomes from both cases.

  • C.M.

    Mr. Self represented me well and helped me through a difficult transition.

  • A.G.

    The decision to have David represent me helped me and my family work through what could have been a very difficult process.

  • Janice C.

    I highly recommend David for any family law services you need.

  • Kelsey O.

    David and Sara were both knowledgeable.

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  • Steve E.

    David Self is the best around.

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  • Shaum M.

    David Self did an outstanding job representing me.

What Makes Us Different?

  • Trustworthiness

    We areĀ  dedicated to protecting your rights and the rights of your family, and we pride ourselves on creating long-lasting relationships with each of our clients.

  • Personalized Approach

    While we have numerous clients, our firm will always treat you as a priority. Family law is personal, and you’re not just a case number. We provide the individualized attention you deserve.

  • Responsive Guidance

    We are incredibly attentive and will answer you whenever you need us. No problem is too small.