The new Pennsylvania Collaborative Law Act provides several guidelines for people seeking to obtain a collaborative divorce, including:
- Establishing minimum requirements for collaborative practice participation agreements
- Providing specific standards to determine when and how the collaborative process begins and concludes
- Requiring the disqualification of collaborative lawyers from appearing before a court to represent a party in a proceeding related to the legal matter identified in the participation agreement
- Mandating that parties to a collaborative process provide timely, full, candid and informal disclosure of information related to resolution of the legal matter identified in the participation agreement
- Creating a privilege for communications that occur during the collaborative process and clarifying when the privilege is not applicable or may be waived
- Protecting the confidentiality of certain communications made during the collaborative process to the extent agreed upon by the parties
- Providing for the enforceability of settlement agreements reached through the collaborative process
Spivak Law Firm handles all areas of family law, including: divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, division of marital assets, and Protection From Abuse (PFA).
To learn more about collaborative divorce, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.