Divorce is more than just dividing your money and time with your children. It should be more than trying to assert power over your spouse through an adversarial system. At its core, divorce is about grief, loss and transformation. Divorce will transform your identity and your relationships. What that looks like is up to you. When considering a divorce, the most important question is which approach should we use? Kitchen Table, Mediation, Collaborative Divorce or Litigation.
What to Expect
At our initial consultation, you can expect:
- Us to listen carefully, without judgment
- To offer initial guidance to make an informed decision about how to move forward
- To be advised on the value of working with a mental health professional
- To be informed about the basic law of divorce, custody, property division, spousal and child support
- To understand your options: Kitchen Table, Mediation, Collaborative Divorce or Litigation
Nanci Smith served as my attorney through a very contentious divorce and custody dispute. Throughout the course of this very stressful and painful process Nanci not only represented my best interests but acted as a coach, guiding me through what ultimately became the most emotional and difficult time of my life. I truly believe that Nanci’s practice of collaborative law should be the new norm during divorce or custody proceedings. Aggressive and confrontational tactics create a lifetime of anger and hurt that destroy all hope for co-parenting.
Our Family in Two Homes
A resource package that combines the knowledge of a collaborative family lawyer and a comprehensive workbook, so your family can make the healthiest possible transition to two homes.
Divorce is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. But, I’m grateful to have had your services within the Collaborative Law process that provided certain emotional parameters-a sort of code that is informed and guided by your experience-to work towards my own long term wellness and the well-being of my kids.