For the last ten years, I’ve been practicing divorce mediation with the occasional complex family matter or business mediation sprinkled in. With a decade of practical experience in mediation, I’ve gone ahead and expanded my alternative dispute resolution practice to now include collaborative law.
Collaborative law is structured so that both parties have the benefit of specially trained, legal counsel by their sides as the parties work through their divorce. Using carefully planned meetings that center on interest-based negotiations, collaborative law takes an open-minded approach where the clients, their attorneys, and a neutral coach/facilitator all contribute to finding client-led solutions. Additionally, often a neutral financial professional contributes to the discussions by providing a clear-eyed analysis of “the numbers” related to income, expenses, valuations, and the like.
And I think it’s going to be great. Working cooperatively with a team of professionals who are committed to both peacemaking and staying out of court is, in my opinion, the best way to holistically serve those in the emotionally daunting process of divorcing.
Collaborative law emphasizes cooperation, problem-solving, and decision-making, all of which are based on the clients’ needs, both present and future. With collaborative law, the clients formulate their own practical and liveable way of moving forward, an opportunity not readily available to those who opt to litigate.
Soon I’ll be launching my new website http://www.HolisticCollaboration.org.
In the meanwhile, if collaborative law sounds like something that might serve your needs, please reach out to me at 978.760.0482 or firstname.lastname@example.org