This is the best fit when parties are committed to good faith negotiations and need some extra support at the negotiation table, or have complex issues to unwind. In this process, you can control the outcome privately.
Collaborative Divorce (or Collaborative Law) is a structured process in which parties are represented by specially trained collaborative attorneys who guide them through the negotiations. Depending on the case, the collaborative process can involve other professionals, such as financial, mental health, or child specialist professionals.
*If the Collaborative process sounds right for you, ask whether your attorney is trained and practices in accordance with the International Academy of Collaborative Professional (IACP) standards!
Mediation is a voluntary, confidential process. In a typical case, we (you, me, and the other people involved) meet together. We first identify what needs to be decided, and then work through each issue to a resolution. I then draft any agreements necessary to memorialize the settlement. The process can be customized to meet your needs.
I serve as a neutral guide on the process of divorce, custody, business, community or other conversation.
I take my ethical requirements seriously: When I act as a neutral, I cannot advise either party on what they should do (legal advice) but I can and do share what the law is (legal information). Every party to mediation is encouraged to consult with independent legal counsel. If you need an attorney, or are unsure of which process would work best for you, don’t hesitate to reach out.