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June 26, 2020 General

The family lawyers at Brown, Paindiris & Scott offer Collaborative divorces as an alternative to hostile and dysfunctional processes typically experienced through court system divorces.

A Collaborative divorce avoids the one-size-fits-all and often devastating consequences of a court battle by bringing couples to the table with attorneys, mental health professionals, child specialists, and financial experts.

Collaborative divorce :

  • Provides a peaceful and respectful process
  • Considers the needs of everyone impacted including spouses and children
  • Creates a unique action plan that addresses child custody and visitation, finances, and more
  • Keeps details of the marriage and divorce private by eliminating numerous court filings
  • Removes the need to go to court before a final agreement is reached

“Contrary to popular belief, divorce does not have to mean dysfunction,” said Anne Tamar-Mattis, Executive Director of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). “Collaborative Practice introduces families going through divorce to a peaceful and dignified way to move forward.”

“So many clients come to us expressing the fear that their divorce will be ‘ugly’,” said Kate Haakonsen, a partner in the Family Law Department of Brown, Paindiris & Scott. “Our first assurance is that we can offer a better way to accomplish their goal of ending their marriage more peacefully.”

The family lawyers at BPS have combined experience of over 120 years representing clients in ending their marriages. We offer both Collaborative Process and Mediation as alternatives to the litigation process people dread. Our family lawyers are proud members of the IACP.

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