King Collaborative Family Law
I am the founder and owner of King Collaborative Family Law, where I practice exclusively collaborative family law and mediate family conflicts. I am a former partner of James, McElroy and Diehl, PA., where I litigated complex family law cases of every kind for over a decade. I am a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, a Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Family Financial Mediator and an active member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. During my litigation career, I witnessed first-hand how our court system is a costly, inefficient and ineffective way to resolve family conflict. The prolonged battles my clients endured in court often decimated the finances they were fighting about, damaged relationships beyond repair and failed to achieve any “winners” or “losers” of money, property or children. Without a doubt, children suffered the most throughout the court cases and long after the trials ended.
The collaborative divorce process empowers divorcing couples to choose to participate in a private, confidential process geared towards collective problem-solving. In my experience, it is more efficient, less costly, more individualized, more creative, less stressful, and far more durable and satisfying in its results than those in the traditional adversarial process. It gives a voice to the specific interests and priorities of the individuals involved, including your children, and takes threats, hide-the ball tactics and courtroom battles off the table. Choosing collaborative doesn’t eliminate all of the inherent stress and distrust associated with the divorce process. It does mean that you are choosing a different way – a better way – to navigate the emotional, financial and legal challenges of divorce. When a marriage ends, you can choose to spend an inordinate amount of money and energy hashing out irreconcilable differences and dismantling the past in a destructive way. I encourage you to choose a process that enables you to constructively plan for the new future that lies ahead for you. I look forward to the opportunity to guide you towards that future.