Family Law: Let us help you start your next chapter.
The decision to go through a divorce can be one of the most difficult experiences that life hands you. When you’re ready to talk to one of our compassionate family lawyers, we’ll sit down face-to-face to talk through the divorce process. Whether you need a custody attorney or are ready for amicable and fast divorce mediation, our family law experts are ready to hear your side of the story.
Here are the actions we’ll take together to start the family law process:
The steps necessary to start your divorce proceedings include Service of Summons and Petition, Answer and Counter-Petition, Discovery, Motions for Temporary Relief, Mediation and sometimes motions and Trial.
Collaborative Divorce: Agreeing to disagree — together.
Divorce doesn’t always equate to all-out war. If you and your spouse agree to work through the hard parts, consider pursuing a collaborative divorce — a process that saves you time and money, and aims to reach a friendly outcome. When we work with a client on a collaborative divorce, our goal is to let you maintain control of the process, and find meaningful, fair and creative solutions. Most important, the process requires both of you to resolve your disagreements without going to court; if one of you leaves the collaborative divorce process, both attorneys must withdraw as well, and you must both find new legal representation.
Consider collaborative divorce if you and your spouse:
- Can compromise
- Agree to keep your children out of court
- Want to have control of the process
- Desire a respectful, honest and thoughtful approach
- Seek a fair solution for everyone