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Collaborative Family Law

An Alternative to Cutthroat Divorce Litigation

A focus area for our family law attorneys is the practice of collaborative family law. Traditionally, the divorce system treats the end of a marriage as a contest, where the various lawyers fight to get as much as possible for their client. This process ignores the financial, emotional and relationship costs of “winning.” The goal of the collaborative family law method is to avoid those negative consequences in the conventional divorce and/or separation process.

Depending on your familial circumstances, collaborative law may be a better alternative. While separating or divorcing will always be a difficult process, collaborative lawyers take a less adversarial approach to domestic issues and helps couples resolve issues without contentious court proceedings. Together the attorneys formulate an agreement that will work for your particular family situation.

Our collaborative family law and divorce attorneys believe that making good financial decisions during divorce is critical to our client’s health and well-being. These financial divorces are critical to a fair and equitable settlement, including alimony and equitable distribution. These decisions can be particularly overwhelming and difficult for spouses who have not handled the finances in the marriage, or for families with special needs children.

If you are going through a divorce or separation and have questions about the collaborative law process and how it may affect claims of alimony, post-separation support, or equitable distribution, we may be able to help. We regularly represent clients throughout the Triangle, including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Knightdale, Morrisville, and Garner. Our firm offers a variety of billing arrangements such as hourly, retainer, and flat rate.