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    Collaborative Law

     

    Couples choosing divorce or legal separation face a multitude of emotional and legal issues.  Not all divorces and legal separations require the parties engage in adversarial or litigation practices. Parties have a wide variety of choices when deciding how to separate into two households, including, litigation, arbitration, collaborative law, mediation and kitchen-table with legal support.  Each process offers advantages and disadvantages and deciding which option best fits your needs is important. I offer no cost consultations to discuss the various options.

    I strongly believe that those who are able to work together, rather than in an adversarial nature, are often better positioned to develop a resolution tailored to their unique needs.  If the couple has children together, choosing a collaborative practice or mediation often leads to a more effective co-parenting relationship that benefits the children and the parents. 

    In the collaborative process, parties work as part of a team that, in addition to attorneys, may include neutral financial specialists, child specialists and divorce coaches who all have specific training in mediation and the collaborative process.

    This team approach assists clients in having a complete understanding of their unique situation and able to come to a resolution outside of a court environment.

     

    Mediation

    As a neutral third party mediator, I work with parties to help them craft a resolution to their disputes in the following areas:

    • Divorce/Legal Separation

    • Parenting Plans/Parenting Plan Modification

    • Child Support Orders/Child Support Modification

    • Property Division

    • Spousal Maintenance

    • Third-Party Custody

    • Employment Disputes

    • Neighbor Disputes

    • Landlord/Tenant Disputes

    • HOA Disputes

    • Business Partner Disputes

     

    Co-Parent Coaching

    As a neutral co-parent coach, I work with parents to help them work effectively as co-parents. Services provided include:

    • New parenting plan creation.

    • Parenting Plan modification.

    • Post-Secondary Educational cost division/planning.

    • Conflict coaching post divorce.

     

    Unbundled Services & Document Preparation for

    Pro Se Litigants

    ​Those seeking lower cost alternatives to full representation can still face their legal issue with confidence they are following the correct procedure, negotiating solid positions and presenting

    well drafted documents.   

     

    I can assist with the following:

    • Review or Draft Pleadings, Letters and other Documents.

    • Explain court rules and procedures.

    • Help you prepare to represent yourself in your Hearings, Mediation, Arbitration or Trial.

    • Provide legal advice and guidance.

    • Provide limited representation for specific hearings or for a specific purpose.