Collaborative Law

A constructive approach to divorce & family law

Under the collaborative law concept, a couple commits on the front end to an out-of-court resolution to their divorce.  The cornerstone of collaborative practice is the assurance that neither hired attorney will ever take your deposition or cross examine you in a courtroom.  Instead, both lawyers pledge to work 100% in favor of an out-of-court resolution that meets as many of your personal goals as possible in the process.

How does Collaborative Law work?

The collaborative process is private and confidential and, in the end, as little of your personal financial information as possible ends up in the court file.  The attorneys select a mental health and a financial neutral that form a team to guide you and your spouse through the divorce process with an emphasis on goal-setting, information gathering, option development and ultimate resolution.  Full team meetings are scheduled to coordinate with your work schedule and other commitments and the team assists you with everything from equitable distribution worksheets, taxes, alimony and child support guidelines to parenting plans and therapeutic interventions for children.

The Aikin Family Law Group approach

You retain control of the process and the outcome, while still maintaining a confidential attorney – client relationship.  We are two of the most experienced collaborative attorneys in the city, having handled close to 100 collaborative law cases over the last decade or more.  Talk to us about the process, the timing, the cost, the benefits and the potential methods that can be employed to “pay it forward” in terms of your family’s future.

Contact us to schedule a consultation to learn more about Collaborative Law and if it is the right choice for you and your family.

Why The Aikin Family Law Group?

Our lawyers are leaders in conflict resolution, known for helping families restructure and regain strength while protecting children and their financial futures. We have created an office culture that offers comfort and stability to clients who are facing some of the most difficult decisions of their lives.