I focus my practice on what I call cooperative divorce.
Cooperative divorce is different from the typical litigation mindset, but it is also very different from ‘collaborative divorce’ and mediation. (To learn more about collaborative divorce and mediation, see my FAQs)
How is ‘cooperative divorce’ different?
While collaborative divorce and mediation may be options for some seeking to dissolve their marriages, when complicated issues arise, when children are involved, or where there is likely to be disagreement about division of assets, you need the representation of a lawyer who is trained in divorce and family law, knows your legal rights and the factors that the court will consider in making awards for spousal maintenance, custody, visitation and other benefits, and can represent you through trial if necessary. You need a lawyer who has only your best interests at heart, and knows how to negotiate for a fair settlement, but who can take your case all the way to trial if necessary.
For all of the above reasons, I concentrate on what I call ‘cooperative divorce’
I am willing to work with your spouse and your spouse’s lawyer to create a settlement agreement that is fair to all parties, including your children, but only after both parties fully disclose their assets and provide the information necessary to determine what a fair settlement should be.