The Cooperative Law Model

Cooperation and camaraderie among professional, practical and experienced family law attorneys is common. In present day terms, it is called the cooperative law model and many research papers have been written about its effectiveness. A leader in the cooperative law model notes the following principles for the cooperative law approach:

Both parties and attorneys commit in good faith to do the following:

  • Cooperate by acting civilly at all times and by responding promptly to all reasonable requests for information from the other party.
  • Cooperate by fully disclosing all relevant financial information.
  • Cooperate by obtaining joint appraisals and/or other expert opinions before obtaining individual appraisals or expert opinions.
  • Cooperate by obtaining meaningful expert input (e.g., a child specialist) before requesting a custody study or the appointment of a guardian ad litem
  • Cooperate in good faith negotiation sessions, including 4-way sessions where appropriate, to reach fair compromises based on valid information.
  • Cooperate by conducting themselves at all times in a respectful, civil and professional manner.
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Truly professional lawyers have utilized these long-held standards of professional consideration and politeness as cornerstones upon which their law practices exist. Monty Beck is a professional attorney that adheres to this type of practice. These principles, which Monty follows, allow him to effectively and efficiently work through the issues surrounding the finalization of a marriage. These practices decrease costs and promote lasting, creative resolutions for your family. If the cooperative law approach does not result in a settlement, Monty is then available to represent you in litigation and he will utilize his skills as an aggressive family law litigator.

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