The Collaborative Law Community has been fine tuning team work inside of the Collaborative Divorce Process for twenty-five years.
When collaborative divorces began, only lawyers helped couples work through the details of their divorce. The lawyers thought they could handle the communications and emotions because “they do it all day long”. The lawyers were used to a process where couples were rarely in the same room. The goal of the collaborative community is to give the couple resources to grow and change their communication dynamic because it increased the chance of resolution. This was more difficult to manage and most lawyers found the need to get communication assistance from additional resources.
More and more clients are asking for a dignified, private and respectful way to end their relationship or handle their legal conflicts after they are divorced. The clients have learned that it is better for their health, finances and family to resolve their conflict with one another outside of the litigation arena when possible.
Clients need to select the least adversarial resolution process that works for your family. There are multitude of ways to process the end of your marriage, but an out of court process gives you the best chance for this desired result. These choices include: kitchen table dissolution, mediation, collaborative divorce, cooperative divorce, early neutral evaluation, facilitation, arbitration and principled litigation.
Working with Amy through a dissolution made a stressful period in my life much more tolerable. Her judgment was a resource at each step of my case. Not just practical and legal advice, but wise words when I needed them. She is compassionate, caring and fair.
By: Frank P.
Amy came highly recommended to both my wife and I by one of the more prestigious law firms in the country. The decision to dissolve our marriage was easily the hardest decision we've ever made. By embarking on the path of mediation we wanted to ensure we found an attorney who both represented our individual interests, but even more importantly believed in the mediation process. Amy easily exceeded our expectations through her professionalism, candor, and constant availability. Ultimately, I credit Amy for what turned out to be best and least stressful outcome for the two of us.
By: Daniel F.
Amy was not only an excellent attorney but was a key person in helping me get through one of the most difficult times of my life. Through her collaborative approach, we were able to work through the divorce in a way that reduced emotional pain which overall lessened the burden and negative experience. I was well represented and supported through the process by Amy and her staff. I will forever be thankful to them that.
By: Scott S.
I think extremely highly of Amy and would recommend her to anyone going through divorce. Amy is immensely great and talented at what she does. She works in a way that makes everyone feel heard and valued, as well as safe. She is quite a rock star of a mediator.
By: Melissa F.
During a very difficult time of my life, divorce. Amy was very instrumental in keeping me focused on the welfare of my children and not letting personal feelings impair my judgment. She was strong during negotiations and made sure I did not get taken advantage of. Her expertise in collaborative divorce were very beneficial to me and my daughters.