Although it may not always seem so, our lives are in constant transition. Divorce is one of the most painful of life’s transitions. A collaborative divorce process holds the potential for a transformative solution to this difficult transition, a solution that can help children emerge intact and secure, that can support the establishment of an effective co-parenting relationship, and that can provide the divorcing couple with the opportunity to find shared interests to help them navigate this transition together.
"I chose to be collaboratively trained once I learned of the process because I wholeheartedly believe that (in almost all cases) it is the best way to get through one of the most difficult times of a person's life. The collaborative process allows the parties to maintain their dignity and teaches the parties how to work through their differences and improve their communication skills with one another, while working through all aspects of the divorce, including the emotional piece. Doing so, allows the parties to move through and forward from the divorce, thereby minimizing the likelihood of contentious disputes occurring after the divorce is finalized."
"I want to help my clients dissolve their marriage using the most beneficial method possible to the family. Using the Collaborative Law process helps the parents develop the best route for their family in this highly emotional time. The Process can also help the parents use the resources of the professionals to draw a future road map for them and their children."
"Finally, we are able to offer families the dignity and support that they deserve."
"I was drawn to practice collaborative law because the process gives the parties in a divorce the opportunity to, rather than sink into the contentiousness and adversarial darkness that can arise between a husband and wife in litigation, be guided by their better selves and focus on the interests of the family."