Couples choosing divorce or legal separation face a multitude of emotional and legal issues. Not all divorces and legal separations require the parties engage in adversarial or litigation practices. Parties have a wide variety of choices when deciding how to separate into two households, including, litigation, arbitration, collaborative divorce, mediation and kitchen-table with legal support. Each process offers advantages and disadvantages and deciding which option best fits your needs is important. I offer no cost consultations to discuss the various options.
I believe those who are able to work together, rather than in an adversarial nature, are often better positioned to develop a resolution tailored to their unique needs. If the couple has children together, choosing a collaborative practice or mediation often leads to a more effective co-parenting relationship that benefits the children and the parents.
In the collaborative process, parties work as part of a team that, in addition to attorneys, may include neutral financial specialists, child specialists and divorce coaches who all have specific training in mediation and the collaborative process.
This team approach assists clients in having a complete understanding of their unique situation and able to come to a resolution outside of a court environment.