Fighting. Chaos. Uncertainty. These are just a few of the words that describe what can happen when a marriage ends. The traditional divorce procedure − where each spouse hires an attorney to battle in court − only makes the situation worse.
At Ostertag O’Leary Barrett & Faulkner, we offer a different way for people to dissolve their marriage, a way that avoids the acrimony and bitterness that comes with litigation. That way is called collaborative law. In a collaborative divorce, each spouse hires his or her own attorney, but everyone agrees to stay out of court and resolve issues through respectful, constructive negotiation. In this way, divorce issues are decided without needless emotional trauma to the couple and to any children involved.
Collaborative divorce is a relatively new development in family law. We want to highlight some of the ways in which the collaborative process differs from traditional litigation so you can understand why we believe collaborative law is superior.
These are just a few of the reasons why we are convinced that collaborative divorce is the right choice for the vast majority of couples who are facing the end of their marriage. By confronting negative feelings in a nurturing environment, your divorce does not have to end with ill will and bitterness.
To learn more about collaborative law and how it may benefit you, call Ostertag O’Leary Barrett & Faulkner at 845-486-4300. You may also contact our law firm online.