Family Law

Traditionally, most domestic disputes have been resolved through the litigation process. Some disputes are so contentious that they can only be resolved in court.

Collaborative family law is an alternative approach to dispute resolution that is gaining recognition among clients and lawyers as an inexpensive and effective means of resolving disputes. The key in the collaborative process is to keep the separating spouses and their lawyers focussed on a negotiated settlement.

The first step in a collaborative law proceeding is for the separating spouses and their lawyers to agree to remove court as an option. The next step is for the lawyers to create the right environment for the separating spouses to address their own issues and negotiate their own solutions. More often than not, in our experience, the collaborative process produces fair, long lasting, negotiated settlements while minimizing the degree of anxiety and cost.

 

 Our Family Law Specialties 

 

Our Family Law Lawyers

  Frank D. Carere

  James H. Bennett

  Leanne E. Way

  Robert K. Bickle