About us

WHY COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE?

Collaborative Practice is a team approach to resolving disputes peacefully.

Collaborative Practice professionals will support you to work through your divorce in a manner that will benefit you and your entire family. The team usually consists of an attorney and a communication coach for you and your spouse or partner. If necessary, a neutral financial professional and a child specialist round out your core Collaborative Team. All members of the team have completed the specialized education and training to provide a collaborative approach to divorce. Each C.A.M.P professional member maintains their own private practice in the Santa Cruz area and formed this group to better serve the community.

Our commitment is to assist you in reaching a fair settlement without you ever having to enter a courtroom. Your collaborative agreement is fully enforceable in a court of law.

ARBITRATION: PRIVATE JUDGING

Sometimes, people need a qualified person to decide issues for them.

You may appoint a C.A.M.P. arbitrator from among the Santa Cruz professionals listed in our brochure to be the judge in your case. You won't have to go to court because your hearing will take place in the privacy of the arbitrator's office at a time convenient for you. You may decide to have your attorney present at the hearing, or you may prefer to act as your own attorney. You may call witnesses if you wish to do so. When the hearing is complete, the arbitrator will file the ruling with the court; this ruling is binding and enforceable.

MEDIATION

The goal of mediation is to reach a fair and equitable agreement for both parties.

C.A.M.P. mediators are the amongst the most experienced in Santa Cruz County. The mediator acts as a neutral party, helping both of you to reach a fair and equitable agreement. Mediation is confidential, and the mediator will not go to court. You will have control over the result, and your resolution can be unique to the dispute. And because the result is the product of the parties working together, compliance with the mediated agreement is very high. Mediation is usually the least expensive way to resolve disputes. The mediated settlement is fully enforceable in a court of law.