Collaborative Divorce

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Collaborative Divorce

putting the focus on your future and your family

Collaborative Law provides an alternative way to reach a resolution of your divorce, without litigation – but with the assistance of your own attorney advocate who has been trained to help you optimize solutions in a respectful and supportive environment.

While Collaborative Divorce is not for everyone, for many couples it can provide a less stressful and less costly alternative, which seeks to minimize the harmful effects of divorce on your children and maximize the likelihood of a future positive relationship as parents.

Where children are involved, your parenting partnership will continue even though your marriage may be ending. Collaborative Divorce provides a structured resolution process, so you can work together after your divorce. With Collaborative law, your future well-being and that of your children is the highest priority.

When both parties and their attorneys work together in mutual cooperation to develop a fair settlement that takes everyone’s needs into account, the divorcing couple can feel confident knowing that they are in control of the process and of the outcome, and are seeking the best possible resolution for their entire family.

We have participated in both basic and more advanced collaborative law training, and are members of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Staten Island Collaborative Law Group, a non-profit association advancing collaborative practice in appropriate divorce cases and other civil disputes.  To learn more about collaborative law and why it may be a better way to resolve your divorce, see the NYS Collaborative Family Law Center or explore some of the articles on collaborative law in our News & Articles section.

If you are contemplating divorce and want to talk to us about the collaborative alternative or any other divorce resolution process, give us a call.  We are always available to meet with you to discuss your options.