Also known as a collaborative commitment agreement, a participation agreement provides guidelines of what the parties may and may not engage in throughout the collaborative divorce process. This agreement is signed by both spouses and their lawyers. It typically involves requirements that:
- Require the parties to act in good faith.
- Require the parties to refrain from litigation.
- Require the parties to engage in open communication.
- Prohibit the parties from taking advantage of mistakes made by the other party.
- Require that only neutral experts be counseled with.
- Set forth reasons for withdrawal from the process.
- Require confidentiality.
To learn more about participation agreements and the requirements typically involved, contact Mesa AZ Divorce Attorney Tim Durkin at (480) 779-7972 to schedule a consultation.