Paths to Resolution

There are several paths a family may choose to take based on their situation, such as negotiated agreement, mediation, collaborative law, or litigation. We partner with families to understand each option, the pros and cons, the risks and the benefits, before moving forward.

The videos below provide additional information.

For more information, schedule a consultation or call 703.279.5140.

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FAQ

Why do I need a lawyer if my spouse and I agree to settle issues amicably?

Even couples who agree to divorce amicably often need help resolving difficult financial and child custody issues. In collaborative divorce, each party is guided to an informed agreement by professionals experienced in the process. Having an advocate for the fair settlement of all issues can lead to a more satisfactory settlement to both parties and less emotional strife.

How is collaborative divorce different from mediation?

The mediator is a neutral while in a collaborative divorce each party as his/her own counsel whose role is to represent only his or her client. The collaboratively trained attorney provides legal advice to the parties, where the mediator cannot.

Is this process for anyone who wants an uncontested divorce?

Generally, yes. However, the collaborative attorney will assess with his or her client as to the appropriateness of the process.

What happens if an agreement is not reached in the collaborative process?

If the parties terminate the process, they can choose another method of resolution. However, the collaborative attorneys cannot represent the client in a contested litigation.

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