Family Law: We Put Your Family’s Needs First

Collaborative Law and Mediation Serve the Interests of all Parties

Family disputes, in particular divorces, call for approaches that focus on the needs of the entire family – children, spouses involved in the divorce and other family members. Collaborative Law and Mediation are the processes that provide you with the best results.

Here are some reasons why. It’s important to realize that family relationships will be on-going long after the divorce is finalized. Mediation and Collaborative Law are designed to help the parties work together in a non-adversarial way from the outset to resolve family issues. The goal of these processes parallels the needs of the family. That is, to fashion solutions that best serve the interests and goals of the spouses themselves, as well as the children and other family members that are stakeholders.

The adversarial process of litigation by its nature escalates the dispute and distracts the parties from their efforts to create the best possible future for their lives. Our approach at Dispute Resolution Counsel provides you with a safe, protected, confidential and structured environment within which to work together toward good solutions. Our processes allow us to work with you to choose and design responsive and creative solutions that far better meet your needs than what a Court is able to dictate. Our Collaboratively trained attorneys and mediators help you reach the right resolution by keeping you focused on resolving the issues in the most productive fashion for you and your family.

Our focus on dispute resolution in family law matters includes the following areas:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Support
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Financial Disputes and Planning
  • Parenting Plan
  • Modification and Post Divorce Issues
  • Paternity and Adoption
  • Contempt issues

One essential feature that Collaborative Law offers you is the positive, productive and creative utilization of experts – both mental health professionals and financial advisors. Collaborative experts are neutral and serve as essential parts of the collaborative negotiation process itself. They are vital resources, advising the parties and their attorneys on the best options to choose, given the specific situational circumstances of each party in the divorce, and particularly for the well-being of the children.