Through my collaborative practice I am committed to changing the way that people separate and divorce. Traditionally the divorce process has been too destructive, too expensive and results in outcomes that fall far short of expectations. In the collaborative process we focus on interests, values and the legal framework to seek resolutions that meet the needs of each spouse in some way and that don’t destroy relationships.
I have been practicing family law for 30+ years. Since 2007 my practice has focused on the collaborative process and mediation. I have routinely witnessed positive and healthy outcomes when couples choose these models. Parents who are able to co-parent effectively in the future, spouses who retain control over the outcome, manageable legal costs and relationships that aren’t fractured. This can and does happen if you choose your process wisely.