Following a decision, a party may not be satisfied with the result and may want to appeal. We will counsel you on whether it is advisable to pursue an appeal, providing you with the legal analysis necessary to make this decision. We are adept at making strong legal arguments with a persuasive writing style.
Collaborative Law is a alternative dispute resolution process where both parties and their collaboratively trained counsel commit themselves to resolving their issues out of court through a series of four-way meetings. While the collaborative process is similar to the negotiated settlement model of dispute resolution, it is unique in several ways.
If you and your partner have children, there will need to be a determination of how parenting time is divided between you (physical custody) and how decisions will be made (legal custody). We firmly believe that reaching a custody settlement through mediation or a negotiated settlement serves the children's best interests in most situations.
Sometimes a case must be litigated to reach resolution. Divorce litigation is a way that a case will proceed if clients are unable to resolve their differences through mediation, collaborative law or negotiation.
Our firm is committed to representing all families. We have experience handling the unique issues that LGBTQ couples and blended families face. We understand that non-traditional families often face additional challenges due to limitations in the law.
Mediation is a voluntary process where both parties hire one neutral mediator to help them resolve their differences and reach a comprehensive settlement agreement. In mediation it is recommended that each spouse retain their own attorney to guide and advise them through the mediation process.
The vast majority of matrimonial and family law matters are resolved through negotiation. In negotiation, each party retains an attorney and settlement discussions primarily are handled through the attorneys in consultation with clients.
Sometimes after a divorce issues arise that need further negotiation or litigation. Circumstances change and an agreement that once worked may need to be modified or provisions may need to be enforced. It may be in your interest to attempt a negotiated settlement of such issues before beginning litigation and we can counsel you on the options.