The goal or purpose of collaborative law is to offer lawyers and their clients a structured, non-adversarial alternative to an increasingly adversarial system of dispute resolution. It guarantees consumers of legal services high quality, skilled legal counsel to assist in the evaluation and resolution of a problem, without litigation. In family law, collaborative law is often used to handle uncontested divorces.
Family law issues are usually difficult, often involving significant emotional conflict and economic uncertainty. Our goal is to help you through this difficult time as quickly and effectively as possible. Because of our experience with and focus on family law, we can anticipate issues and keep up-to-date on trends that are important to you and your situation.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a way to resolve disputes while avoiding the hostility and expense of litigation. Increasingly, courts are requiring that parties in a dispute attempt some form of ADR to resolve their problems.
Parenting coordination is a process, often recommended by family courts, that helps divorcing or separating spouses learn to reduce conflict and learn to become effective co-parents to their children. It reduces parental conflict and advocates for the affected children, trying to minimize their stress and risks. Parenting coordination is more rigorous than co-parent counseling, and parent coordinators work under the authority extended to them by a court order or settlement agreement.