I wanted a peaceful divorce...I think it is helpful to use the collaborative approach when the separation and divorce is mostly amicable. I found it helpful to have my lawyer representing my needs which is a step up from mediation where you have to stand up for yourself and best outcome. I appreciated the sensitivity to difficult emotions and subjects of all the team members. … [Read more...] about S.B.
I really appreciated the whole process. Specifically setting goals in the beginning, having them hung as great reminders. Having the mental health coach as a part of the team was great. End goal→kids first, non-adversarial. Fabulous! … [Read more...] about H.W.
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. … [Read more...] about Collaborative Client
I’ll never be able to thank you enough for your expertise in guiding me through this process. I truly felt part of a team, which offered me great comfort. I am a fan of the Collaborative practice! … [Read more...] about E.W.
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 … [Read more...] about S.C.
I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your guidance, counsel and calm spirit during this tumultuous time in my life. I truly appreciate it and value you! … [Read more...] about H.W.
Thank you so much for keeping me afloat during the storm. Could not have done it without you. … [Read more...] about I.D.
Very seldom in our lives do we come across people like you…someone who genuinely cares about others. No words can express how grateful I am for your timeless effort and energy invested in this whole process. I just hope you know how appreciated you really are…this whole process has taught me a lot and I have you to thank for that. … [Read more...] about J.A.
Divorce can often be a terrible experience, and if a custody battle is involved it can be horrendous. Having worked with numerous lawyers, Nanci was the only one who was willing to fight for a fair resolution. She explored all options and didn’t give up. I wouldn’t think twice about hiring her again, and highly recommend her. … [Read more...] about H.B.
I cannot imagine going through this process with anyone other than you! Your perspective, feisty drive, lightening intellect and understanding buoyed me throughout the entire process. … [Read more...] about E. W.