It's usually a smart move to mediate rather than litigate your divorce. But it's daunting to step into a mediation with your soon-to-be ex and advocate for yourself when you don't have a clear understanding of your legal options.
As an Attorney-Coach I am in your corner as you engage in mediation or try to negotiate directly with your spouse. Depending on the level of support you need, we may confer before and after each mediation session to prepare and debrief, review legal and financial documents, identify your options, evaluate proposals and prioritize issues.
Coaching helps you to become a more confident and informed advocate for yourself, supporting you in crafting a thoughtful and sustainable agreement that will meet your family's present and future needs.
If you and your spouse or partner share a child, then separation or divorce does not end your relationship with your ex -- it just changes the nature of the relationship. You are called upon to forge a different sort of partnership that prioritizes your child's best interests over either parent's preferences.
As a Parent Coach, I provide more than a sympathetic ear; I also help you to assess your situation objectively, identify self-defeating patterns, and establish healthier co-parenting rules, boundaries and habits. Nobody is born knowing how to co-parent. But it is a skill set that can be learned, and the benefits for you and your child(ren) are incalculable.
Parenting Coordination is a multi-pronged service that helps embattled co-parents focus on the well-being of their child and avoid repeat litigation. Support may take different forms, including:
Collaborative Divorce is a team-oriented form of alternative dispute resolution in which both parties, their respective collaborative attorneys, and various financial and communication professionals work together to resolve the parties' disputes without litigation.
Collaborative family law attorneys are trained to zealously represent their client's interests while remaining committed to arriving at a negotiated separation or modification agreement. The team approach can also be more economical because jointly hiring a neutral accountant, therapist, financial planner or realtor to join the team avoids the duplication of efforts often seen in a litigated divorce scenario.
Collaborative divorce offers a hybrid between mediation and litigation for clients who want an attorney to personally negotiate on their behalf, yet value arriving at an out of court resolution.
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