Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about our practice, process, or philosophy? Learn more about us and explore our most frequently asked questions.

#1: What sets your firm apart from the others in the area?

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What sets your firm apart from the others in the area?

Our credo: Divorce is not a “one size fits all” situation. We offer three process options for non-litigious divorce resolution — mediation, collaborative divorce, and negotiated settlement — all under one roof.

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#2: Tell us about a case that you are particularly proud of:

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Tell us about a case that you are particularly proud of:

It’s resolving the complicated collaborative cases, with complex financial and parenting issues, that gives us the most pride. We resolved a case that would have taken at least three years through the judicial system in well under a year. The spouses resolved their divorce peacefully, each one walking away from the process with better communication skills, and the ability to successfully co-parent moving forward.

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#3: What steps do you take to prepare for a difficult case?

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What steps do you take to prepare for a difficult case?

We take our role very seriously. Our top priority in all cases is spending a great deal of time talking with the client to completely understand their needs and goals. We build trust with the client from the outset, fully owning our responsibility for advising them in making decisions on the most impactful issues in their life.

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#4: How do you view your role in the collaborative attorney-client relationship?

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How do you view your role in the collaborative attorney-client relationship?

Our role as a collaborative attorney is to fully explain the law, help clients identify their real needs, and discard false issues. We guide clients towards positive solutions, and empower them to use their own voice in the process.

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#5: What sets you apart from other family law attorneys? And why is this important?

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What sets you apart from other family law attorneys? And why is this important?

We truly believe the judicial system is the wrong forum for most divorce cases. Granted, some cases will always require a full adjudication, but the vast majority of matters fit the mold of mediation or collaborative practice.

We actively educate the public on the existence of these process options, and their ability to bring about peaceful and sound resolutions in less time and for less money than litigation.

We believe in the power of alternative divorce to ease the stress on our overburdened judicial system. Most importantly, we love practicing law in the knowledge that we are helping families.

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#6: How does your experience benefit clients?

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How does your experience benefit clients?

With experience comes wisdom. Our knowledge and track record serve us well in helping clients move through their stages of grief, and make sound, logical decisions. In divorce, emotions tend to hijack our ability to make reasoned decisions. Our experience helps prevent it from happening.

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#7: What types of family law cases do you specifically handle?

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What types of family law cases do you specifically handle?

We focus our practice on the alternative divorce resolution options of mediation, collaborative divorce, and negotiated settlement in traditional cases. We also handle pre and post-nuptial agreements.

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#8: In your opinion, what is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

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In your opinion, what is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Every matter resolved outside of the legal system spares families the financial and emotional devastation of a lengthy court battle. Our reward is to watch parties develop the skills to better communicate, and work together to restructure their family from nuclear to bi-nuclear. We value non-adversarial alternative divorce process options as supportive and healthy solutions to one of life’s most devastating events.

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#9: What advice do you most often give your clients and why?

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What advice do you most often give your clients and why?

Our best advice to clients: Never let vengeance be your guide.

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Embrace the alternative.

For assistance with alternative divorce resolution, call us at 516.308.2922 for a confidential consultation. Let our 25 years of experience serve as a bridge to your future.

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