Collaborative Law offers legal support in room, a step above the mediation process. This process will also keep you out of court and is for couples who are unable to mediate or feel they need legal a higher level of legal support in the room, Collaborative Law offers this structure. The Mediation Center supports the Collaborative process when mediation is not a good fit for a couple and separating or divorcing and Renee LaPoint is trained in the collaborative model to act as a neutral facilitator.
Neutral facilitators are professionals such as a mediator or financial professional who work on the Collaborative team. Neutral professionals serving as team members are engaged at the beginning of a Collaborative case and generally attend all joint meetings. They often meet with the husband and wife, individually and/or together, at various times during the process between joint meetings. They work toward resolution of specific issues or to intervene if communication becomes difficult.