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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_50 > GS_50-71

§ 50‑71.  Definitions.

As used in this article, thefollowing terms mean:

(1)        Collaborative law. –A procedure in which a husband and wife who are separated and are seeking adivorce, or are contemplating separation and divorce, and their attorneys agreeto use their best efforts and make a good faith attempt to resolve theirdisputes arising from the marital relationship on an agreed basis. Theprocedure shall include an agreement by the parties to attempt to resolve theirdisputes without having to resort to judicial intervention, except to have thecourt approve the settlement agreement and sign the orders required by law toeffectuate the agreement of the parties as the court deems appropriate. Theprocedure shall also include an agreement where the parties' attorneys agreenot to serve as litigation counsel, except to ask the court to approve thesettlement agreement.

(2)        Collaborative lawagreement. – A written agreement, signed by a husband and wife and theirattorneys, that contains an acknowledgement by the parties to attempt toresolve the disputes arising from their marriage in accordance withcollaborative law procedures.

(3)        Collaborative lawprocedures. – The process for attempting to resolve disputes arising from amarriage as set forth in this Article.

(4)        Collaborative lawsettlement agreement. – An agreement entered into between a husband and wife asa result of collaborative law procedures that resolves the disputes arisingfrom the marriage of the husband and wife.

(5)        Third‑partyexpert. – A person, other than the parties to a collaborative law agreement,hired pursuant to a collaborative law agreement to assist the parties in theresolution of their disputes. (2003‑371, s. 1.)

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_50 > GS_50-71

§ 50‑71.  Definitions.

As used in this article, thefollowing terms mean:

(1)        Collaborative law. –A procedure in which a husband and wife who are separated and are seeking adivorce, or are contemplating separation and divorce, and their attorneys agreeto use their best efforts and make a good faith attempt to resolve theirdisputes arising from the marital relationship on an agreed basis. Theprocedure shall include an agreement by the parties to attempt to resolve theirdisputes without having to resort to judicial intervention, except to have thecourt approve the settlement agreement and sign the orders required by law toeffectuate the agreement of the parties as the court deems appropriate. Theprocedure shall also include an agreement where the parties' attorneys agreenot to serve as litigation counsel, except to ask the court to approve thesettlement agreement.

(2)        Collaborative lawagreement. – A written agreement, signed by a husband and wife and theirattorneys, that contains an acknowledgement by the parties to attempt toresolve the disputes arising from their marriage in accordance withcollaborative law procedures.

(3)        Collaborative lawprocedures. – The process for attempting to resolve disputes arising from amarriage as set forth in this Article.

(4)        Collaborative lawsettlement agreement. – An agreement entered into between a husband and wife asa result of collaborative law procedures that resolves the disputes arisingfrom the marriage of the husband and wife.

(5)        Third‑partyexpert. – A person, other than the parties to a collaborative law agreement,hired pursuant to a collaborative law agreement to assist the parties in theresolution of their disputes. (2003‑371, s. 1.)


State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_50 > GS_50-71

§ 50‑71.  Definitions.

As used in this article, thefollowing terms mean:

(1)        Collaborative law. –A procedure in which a husband and wife who are separated and are seeking adivorce, or are contemplating separation and divorce, and their attorneys agreeto use their best efforts and make a good faith attempt to resolve theirdisputes arising from the marital relationship on an agreed basis. Theprocedure shall include an agreement by the parties to attempt to resolve theirdisputes without having to resort to judicial intervention, except to have thecourt approve the settlement agreement and sign the orders required by law toeffectuate the agreement of the parties as the court deems appropriate. Theprocedure shall also include an agreement where the parties' attorneys agreenot to serve as litigation counsel, except to ask the court to approve thesettlement agreement.

(2)        Collaborative lawagreement. – A written agreement, signed by a husband and wife and theirattorneys, that contains an acknowledgement by the parties to attempt toresolve the disputes arising from their marriage in accordance withcollaborative law procedures.

(3)        Collaborative lawprocedures. – The process for attempting to resolve disputes arising from amarriage as set forth in this Article.

(4)        Collaborative lawsettlement agreement. – An agreement entered into between a husband and wife asa result of collaborative law procedures that resolves the disputes arisingfrom the marriage of the husband and wife.

(5)        Third‑partyexpert. – A person, other than the parties to a collaborative law agreement,hired pursuant to a collaborative law agreement to assist the parties in theresolution of their disputes. (2003‑371, s. 1.)

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