Southpark Family Law
There’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” divorce. I understand that every family’s situation is different, and no one particular approach is right for everyone. However, I truly believe in collaborative negotiation, and advocate its use whenever possible.
Collaborative law is so very different than traditional negotiation or litigation, because the professionals involved work hard to focus on the needs of the family members. The collaborative process is an interest-based negotiation rather than a position-based model, which means that the parties agree to focus on one another’s needs, rather than on deeply-entrenched positions dictated by statute and case law.
Divorce is an emotionally charged event, no matter how you and your spouse arrive at the decision to separate your lives. Battling your issues out in the courtroom is costly, stressful, and time-consuming, and the parties are often unhappy with the result, which in turn leads to additional rounds in court, additional cost, and additional heartache. You and your spouse are the best persons to decide what your family will look like after you separate. Asking a judge who doesn’t know your family to make these decisions should be an absolute last resort.
I’m happy to answer your questions about collaborative divorce and look forward to speaking with you.