History in North Carolina
Collaborative law first came to North Carolina in the late 1990s. In 2003, the state legislature passed a bill recognizing collaborative law as an alternative to court divorce and defining the key components of the process. Over the past decade and half, hundreds of North Carolina attorneys have received training in the collaborative divorce process, and in 2017 the North Carolina Collaborative Attorney Network (NC-CAN) was created. NC-CAN was founded to help ensure that couples in North Carolina facing the crisis of divorce are aware of the collaborative divorce option and to ensure that they can find attorneys who can provide the highest quality collaborative process. Together the attorneys of NC-CAN have over four decades of experience representing clients in collaborative divorce cases. The North Carolina Collaborative Attorney Network is comprised only of qualified and committed collaborative practitioners who have been instrumental to developing collaborative in North Carolina. We are dedicated to helping families like yours find the resources to divorce without destruction.