Step 4: Memorializing Agreement, Implementation and Final Debriefing

• Draft agreement and ensure couple’s understanding
• Sign agreement
• Implement agreement
o Court hearing scheduled and attended or affidavit submitted and approved
• Final team debriefing
• Survey the couple as to satisfaction with Collaborative process and identify areas of possible improvement

Typical Timeline:
• One attorney prepares agreement and the other attorney reviews. Additional court paperwork such as parenting plan from coach, financial affidavits from financial neutral, deeds or QDROs prepared.
• Attorneys meet with parties to review paperwork
• 4 way to execute paperwork, create implementation and establish follow-up plans
• Minutes reflecting implementation and follow-up plan circulated
• Attorneys assist parties in carrying out implementation plan

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