Pittsburgh Collaborative Divorce Attorney
Somewhere between litigation and mediation, collaborative law is an alternative approach to divorce that is relatively new to Pennsylvania. As an ADR method (Alternative Dispute Resolution), it gives couples the opportunity to settle their differences in a noncombative environment, at the same table with his or her lawyer present.
Allegheny County Divorce Mediation Lawyer
At my law office I guide individuals in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and Washington County through each step of the collaborative law process. As a member of the Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania (CLASP), I am one of a group of attorneys in the region with the ability to practice this unique and sensible alternative to divorce litigation.
The Collaborative Law Process
The collaborative law process was developed in the 1980s and has become an increasingly popular method for divorcing couples. The ultimate goal is to have a peaceful and dignified divorce that does not have to involve expensive and timely litigation. Initially, each party obtains their own divorce attorney who has specific collaborative law training and is a member of the Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Parties agree under written contract to participate in the collaborative law process. The process then continues in an amicable manner, where both parties and their attorneys meet to peacefully negotiate a resolution on all divorce issues. If an agreement cannot be reached, then both attorneys must forever withdraw as legal counsel in the divorce.
A Noncombative, Efficient, and Effective Alternative to Litigation
As a Pittsburgh collaborative law attorney with an ongoing interest in new and innovative ways to help families resolve their family law issues out of court, I believe the divorce collaborative process is a viable option available for Pittsburgh individuals seeking an amicable divorce.
I can represent you in your collaborative law proceedings, but your spouse will need his or her own legal counsel trained in the collaborative law process. For a complete listing of collaborative professionals in Southwestern Pennsylvania, please visit www.clasplaw.org.
Contact Me, an Experienced Pittsburgh Collaborative Divorce Lawyer
To learn more about the collaborative law process and decide if it is right for you, contact me online or call 412-283-1000 for a free telephone consultation. For more general information about collaborative law nationwide, visit www.collaborativepractice.com.
The Law Offices of Mary Margaret Boyd