I have represented dozens, if not hundreds, of clients in divorce hearings and trials
since 1980. If you knew what I know, a courtroom is the last place you'd choose to end
your marriage and plan your family's future. Although sometimes there's no choice,
usually there is.
Every family is unique in some respect. Collaborative practice lets
you find solutions that preserve that uniqueness, because you and your spouse make
the decisions. A wise family court judge once told a client and his spouse, "It's not
in my job description to love your children. Don't you think decisions about their
future should be made by someone who does (love them)?" Collaborative divorce gives
you the freedom--and safety--to do this. It's what I admire most about this approach.