A group of like-minded professionals created the Collaborative Family Law Council in 2000. These attorneys, mental health professionals and financial experts embraced the Collaborative Process as an alternative to the court system for divorce.

The Council promotes the process and advances the skills and abilities of the professionals that make up its membership. Our members view the Collaborative Process a the preferred way to resolve disputes because it focuses upon what is best for the family and allows you to benefit from the experience and skill of the professionals with whom you work.

Over the years, the Collaborative Process has grown and evolved. Different models have emerged. New approaches to collaborative have resulted in other professionals available to you and your team. Special facilitative and mediation techniques are available to enhance the Collaborative Process.

Since the beginning, our professionals adhere to standards and collaborative principles that are client and family centered. Each family is unique, and each situation requires creative solutions. Your Collaborative team will work on your behalf to accomplish what makes sense for your family.

While Collaborative tools and techniques evolve, our dedication to the founding principles of Collaborative remain the same: transparency, the interests of all considered, self-determination, and avoiding the damage of the adversarial court system.

Every member must undergo training in the Collaborative Process and, in addition to their specific professional continuing education requirements, also complete a set number of hours in Continuing Collaborative Credits – which consists of training and interaction with other members – and must do so every 2 years.

Our Mission:

The Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc., is an association of professionals working together to teach, learn, practice, and promote family centered processes, using interdisciplinary teams, to respectfully resolve family law concerns including separation and divorce.

Interested in Becoming a Collaborative Professional?

Visit the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin Member Site for more information

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