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Collaborative law and mediation: options for achieving a divorce agreement

At The Pickel Law Firm, LLC, we not only keep your goals in mind, we also pay attention to your financial concerns. If a less costly method can be used to achieve the outcome you desire in your divorce or child custody case, we will inform you and make that option available.

Many of our family law clients are interested in using mediation or collaborative divorce to reach a property agreement or child custody agreement during the divorce process. Under the right circumstances, either method may be an excellent way to reach a mutually agreeable solution. Both divorce mediation and collaborative divorce can result in an acceptable solution more quickly and cost-effectively than a contentious case in divorce court.

While mediation and collaborative divorce have their unique benefits, they are not going to be good options for every divorcing couple. When you visit with one of our experienced family lawyers, we will ask about the dynamics of your family situation and advise you if you are a viable candidate for mediation or collaborative divorce.

We are here to protect your interests in divorce. Call us toll free at 888.246.5128 or at 888.246.5128 if you live in the Stamford, Connecticut area. You may also contact us online.

Divorce mediation

In divorce mediation, a neutral third party works with the couple and their attorneys to help negotiate an agreement. Mediation works best if both members of the couple enter into the mediation honestly, with a desire to arrive at a solution. When one partner has been abusive or dishonest in the relationship, mediation is typically not the best option.

Collaborative divorce

In the collaborative divorce process, two specially trained attorneys work with the couple to arrive at a solution. The attorneys are committed to resolving issues outside of the courtroom. If they fail to reach an agreement, the attorneys are removed from the case and the couple will hire new lawyers.

The collaborative divorce process can be particularly effective for high-asset clients because experts can be brought into the meetings as part of the process. The parties can agree on which experts will be used and the negotiation moves forward based upon one expert opinion (as opposed to each party hiring its own expert, which greatly adds to the cost of divorce).

Again, the success of the collaborative divorce process depends upon both parties wanting to reach an agreement and proceed in good faith.

Your goals, your lawyers

Contact our Stamford law office to speak to a lawyer with the experience needed to help achieve your goals both in and out of court. We represent family law clients in mediation and in divorce court in Fairfield County, New Haven County, and throughout Connecticut.

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