Simply a “Better Way” to Divorce

Whether a marriage unravels early in the relationship . . . or perhaps after the children are grown and living their own lives . . . Collaborative Practice enables wives and husbands to preserve a semblance of peace and honor as they focus on their respective needs and interests.

collaborationFinances are disclosed freely and fully; the meeting environment is safe and respectful; no participant dwells needlessly on the past; and the spouses, lawyers and allied team members alike care about the impact of decisions made for the entire family.  Trained “facilitators”, “coaches” and “child specialists” from the mental health professions and neutral financial, accounting, and income tax experts are called upon whenever appropriate to assist in parenting, communication, and economic issues.  All-in-all, the emotional damage and enormous expenses associated with traditional matrimonial law in the courts are controlled as the parties bring finality to the establishment of separate households at their own pace and under their own terms.  The trained team is so confident in the collaborative method that the professionals are prohibited from representing the couple in the unlikely event a settlement does not occur and adversarial litigation is initiated.

Divorce certainly ends a marriage.  Yet the challenges of maintaining equivalent standards of living and the rigors of raising well adjusted children endure.  Collaborative Law is proven to be the basis for the best possible dissolution.