Frequently Asked Questions

Who are Arizona Collaborative Colleagues?
We are a network of like-minded professionals who have pledged to work together for client benefit and at client direction.  We have adopted an open philosophy of collaborative law, which means that in every dispute there will be two lawyers + any (and all) other professionals that the clients choose to be on their team.

What does a Collaborative Colleague Team look like?
Here are some common Collaborative Divorce Teams:

  • Attorneys + Collaborative Mediator
  • 2 Attorneys + Communications Coach + Financial Specialist
  • 2 Attorneys + Child Specialist + Home Appraiser + Mediator
  • 2 Attorneys + Business Valuator + Vocational Specialist + 2 Communications Coaches + Financial Specialist + Child Specialist + Home Appraiser + Bankruptcy Attorney

Here are some common Collaborative Civil Dispute Teams:

  • 2 Attorneys + Collaborative Mediator
  • 2 Attorneys + Organizational Psychologist + Union Representative + Labor Negotiator
  • 2 Attorneys + Manufacturing Expert + Mechanical Engineer + Job Estimator
  • 2 Attorneys + Physician + Vocational Specialist + Rehabilitation Specialist

The open practice model means that you can structure a collaborative team to meet your needs, your budget, and your dispute.

What is the AZCC Philosophy?
Client-Directed, Best Practices, Peaceful Solutions

Our Open Philosophy embraces the concept of a client-directed process, facilitated by professionals working in best practices, to create a peaceful solution to disputes of all types.  Clients always have the option to choose the team members that suit their needs and the professional team will always work to help clients create their best possible solution.

What is the foundation of Collaborative Divorce?
When Stu Webb created collaborative law, he had one basic premise in mind:  the parties would not litigate and, if they did, the professionals would withdraw.  We embrace Stu’s simple, yet elegant solution to litigated disputes that have created emotional, physical, financial and spiritual bankruptcy in many thousands of families.

What kinds of cases are appropriate for Collaborative Practice?
We welcome the opportunity to help you create teams for these types of issues:

  • Premarital Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements and Breakups
  • Paternity Disputes
  • Divorce
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Custody and Child Support
  • Post-Decree Modifications (child support, parenting time)
  • Estate or Probate Issues
  • Adoption, Dependency and Juvenile Issues
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Education and Special Needs Issues
  • Any issue where you want or need to maintain an ongoing relationship, whether in business or families.

Where can I learn more about Collaborative Divorce?
Our Open Philosophy practice group adheres to the policies set forth by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.  Here you will find links to the IACP website for the answers to some common questions about Collaborative Divorce.

What is Collaborative Divorce?

Will Collaborative Divorce work for me?

Frequently Asked Questions about Collaborative Divorce.

Here you will find links to the IACP website for the answers to some common questions about Collaborative Law in the civil dispute context.