The decision to end a marriage is usually a painful and confusing one. The process of divorce can add to this pain by creating financial havoc with the family's resources and making the children victims of their parent's anger and/or fears.
It doesn't have to be this way. Even if you are angry, afraid of the future and confused about your alternatives, you can have the help and support you need to make important decisions which will affect your life and the lives of your children for years to come
Using a Collaborative Law approach, you decide FOR YOURSELF, but NOT BY YOURSELF. The parties in a collaborative proceeding both hire specially trained Collaborative Law lawyers.
If you choose the Collaborative Law process, both you and your spouse will meet together with your collaborative attorneys in a series of settlement meetings with the goal of reaching a joint agreement regarding all matters related to the divorce.
You can also jointly hire financial advisor's, mental health counselors and others to provide a team of caring professionals who can help both of you focus on what is best for your family as a whole, creating a win-win situation for everyone.
Overall, the Collaborative Law process offers an optimal environment to help you reach custody and parenting decisions in the best interests of your children and to reach financial agreements which will work best for you and your family now and in the future.