Dublin Uncontested Divorce Attorney
Collaborative law is exactly that — a method of collaborating on the kind of divorce that dignifies what your relationship used to be. This technique often saves money, eliminates stress, gives you more control and can minimize the negative impact of divorce on children.
Collaborative law is an alternative to an adversarial approach to divorce or dissolution. Its major strength, or in some cases weakness, is that both parties agree in advance to employ counsel to help them meditate a successful termination of their marriage with the further provision that if this effort does not resolve all of the issues, both attorneys MUST END THEIR REPRESENTATION of their client. The hope is that both parties will be strongly motivated to reach an agreement, knowing they must start over with a new attorney if they fail. Because such a consequence requires both parties to start over with new attorneys, the initial analysis of whether a collaborative approach is best is essential.
If either of the parties has a personality disorder such as Narcissistic Personality Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder or other significant mental health issues, collaborative law is likely a poor choice. When, however, both parties are mentally healthy and motivated to work cooperatively toward a plan to separate their lives and protect their children and their property, collaborative law can be a very productive alternative.
In Columbus, Dublin and throughout Central Ohio, the lawyers who can help you analyze whether collaborative law will work best for you are Edward F. Whipps & Associates.
Founder and lead attorney Edward F. Whipps and staff use decades of experience in collaborative law, conflict resolution, alternative dispute resolution and divorce mediation to achieve the results you need in ways that promote efficiency and unity, and set a positive tone for your family's future.
Control of Your Divorce Through Collaborative Law
Many couples can benefit from this fast, relatively inexpensive and cooperative approach to an amicable divorce settlement. Collaborative law is a non-adversarial approach that takes place outside the court system and encourages an exchange of candid opinions between the parties. It emphasizes constructive problem solving and encourages consensus on aspects of divorce such as child custody and visitation, shared parenting and joint custody, spousal support and child support, and all facets of property division, especially where significant assets are involved.
At Edward F. Whipps & Associates, our versatile firm can help mediate any family law dispute. If this healthy, dignified approach to divorce sounds attractive to you, we invite you to discuss your situation and divorce goals with Columbus collaborative law attorney Edward F. Whipps in an initial consultation. Contact our law firm by calling our Columbus law office at 614-398-4182 or our Dublin law office at 614-461-6007 to schedule an in-depth consultation. Our toll-free number is 877-364-6544. Your e-mail message will be responded to promptly.