Many people going through a divorce want to avoid court battles and protracted arguments. A different approach to amicably resolving family law issues is collaborative law. This method is client-centered and client-driven. It can provide a means to maintain relationships beyond the divorce process, such as co-parenting of children and maintaining contact with extended family members. It also minimizes media attention for high-profile cases.
At O'Brian & Associates, we are very familiar with the collaborative process and know how to use it effectively. We encourage you to contact us today to arrange a confidential consultation about your case. Based in Redmond, we serve clients in King and Snohomish Counties.
Susan O'Brian is a member of King County Collaborative Law, Washington Collaborative Law, and the Family Law Practice Group, as well as a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She is trained and experienced in working with the collaborative process and offers knowledgeable counsel to facilitate the resolution of family law issues.
Collaborative law is designed to foster communication between both parties in a divorce resulting in a settlement worked out in a nonadversarial setting. The parties, along with their lawyers, all sign an agreement that contractually obligates them to refrain from litigation in court and requires that the attorneys withdraw from representation should litigation become necessary.
Our collaborative divorce lawyer helps advise clients on all issues that arise from the dissolution, such as custody, child support and property division. The collaborative law process is also available for post-dissolution issues that need resolution outside the combative environment of the courtroom.
If you would like to discuss whether or not collaborative law will work in your situation, contact our office. Call (425) 276-7677 or complete the simple online form.