Michael Cana and M


Birmingham Collaborative Divorce Attorney

When most people hear the word divorce, they think of a lengthy, expensive, emotionally devastating legal process. This perception of divorce is often enough to keep people from considering it, even when it may be in their best interests. Divorce does not have to be this way.

If you and your spouse agree that divorce is something you should investigate, contact the Birmingham collaborative divorce lawyers at Harwell Law Firm LLC at (205) 980-1445 or on line by clicking the Contact Us link. We have four convenient office locations in the Birmingham area with two offices being located in Shelby County, a downtown office located at the Wells Fargo Tower and an office Homewood.

How do Alabama collaborative divorce lawyers in Birmingham handle a case?

A collaborative divorce in Alabama is a marital dispute resolution process whereby both parties and their lawyers commit themselves to resolving their differences fairly and equitably without resorting, or even threatening to resort, to the courts.

Why Alabama Collaborative law can work for you?

The collaborative law process is generally more cost-efficient, effective, and amicable than traditional divorce methods. The assumptions underlying the growth of this practice are as follows:

  • The adversarial judicial system is often ill-equipped to handle the emotionally-charged process of dissolving a marriage.
  • Many divorcing couples want to avoid litigation.
  • Mediation, as a marital dispute resolution method, sometimes poses its own dangers in terms of power imbalance or the absence of knowledgeable and informed consent.


The attorneys representing the parties in this model agree to help resolve the issues using cooperative rather than adversarial methods. Collaborative lawyers in Alabama employed in this practice agree in advance to:

  • Remove litigation as an option. If settlement discussions fail, the parties must hire separate counsel if they choose to go to court. Collaborative attorneys do not use the threat of litigation as a negotiating tool.
  • Agree to complete disclosure with full documentation but without formal proceedings.
  • Use joint experts with respect to valuation questions.
  • Settle custody differences without subjecting either the parties or the children to court-ordered forensic evaluations.
  • Focus efforts and skills on creative problem solving and on obtaining win/win results.

 Contact our Birmingham, Alabama collaborative divorce lawyers today

Family law and divorce issues are serious matters. You need serious and dedicated family law and divorce attorneys to protect your rights and assets. If you find yourself facing a family law or divorce law issue in the state of Alabama, contact the Birmingham collaborative divorce law firm of Harwell Law Firm LLC .We represent all of our clients with caring, compassion, and thorough attention to detail. Whatever the issue, we listen to your needs. Contact our family law firm in Alabama at (205) 980-1445 or use our online contact form today.