Campbell Collaborative Law Attorney

Collaborative LawCollaborative law is where the parties work together cooperatively in a team with trained professionals to resolve their disputes respectfully without going to court. In collaborative law, the parties each have their own trained collaborative attorneys representing and assisting them throughout the process.

I am attorney Tammara Bloom. I have completed introductory and advanced collaborative law training, and I have more than 20 years of experience as a family law attorney in California. If you need collaborative law representation, please call the Law Office of Tammara S. Bloom at 408-412-1430.

Benefits of Collaborative Law

A collaborative divorce offers numerous benefits. The parties retain control over the divorce process, working together with their attorneys to find a solution. Collaborative divorce is less expensive than a traditional divorce because the parties agree not to litigate. The focus in collaborative law is the health of the whole family both during and after the divorce and the protection of family relationships is a key goal. The team works together to maintain an atmosphere of respect and to preserve each party's self esteem, even in the presence of disagreements. Throughout the process, parties have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to negotiate and resolve conflict as they move forward into the future.

The parties can negotiate all of the issues that are present in a traditional divorce proceeding, such as:

Because the collaborative law setting is more relaxed than a courthouse setting, the parties usually feel more comfortable discussing their needs and concerns. This often leads to a timely creation of a negotiated settlement.

Another benefit of collaborative divorce is that it is less stressful on everyone, especially children. Parents work together to create a parenting plan which prioritizes the needs of the children, rather than fighting each other in court. When necessary, the collaborative team integrates specialists such as financial experts, child specialists, and divorce coaches to provide specialized knowledge and expertise.

Collaborative divorce is usually very successful. However, if a settlement cannot be reached through the collaborative process, both parties must hire new attorneys to take their divorce to court.

The end of a relationship can be devastating, but the collaborative law process provides the support and assistance to couples to allow them to negotiate fair and mutually beneficial solutions that allow them and their children to begin new lives with a hopeful future.

To make an appointment, please call 408-412-1430 or contact me online.