COLLABORATIVE LAW

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In a court system that’s adversarial and prone to creating conflict, Collaborative Law is a breath of fresh air, helping couples go their separate ways better equipped, with less damage and an earlier start to healing from the pain of divorce. Early studies show that children whose parents chose a collaborative divorce had less trauma, less externalizing negative behavior and better relationships with both parents.

So, What Is Collaborative Law?

Simply put, in a “normal” divorce, spouses choose an attorney and they battle things out in court. In Collaborative Law, spouses each choose their “collaborative” attorney and they all work together to create the best solution for everyone. Sometimes other team members are brought in, such as financial planners or CPAs, therapists, parenting evaluators, realtors, and so on.

All information is shared with everyone and parties meet multiple times to work everything out. If the couple abandons the process at any point and decides to litigate, both attorneys are barred from representing you.

Our managing attorney, Glenn Slate, was one of the early adopters of Collaborative Law. Glenn highly recommends this solution when children are involved. Call us today and let’s talk about whether this is a good solution for you!

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"Glenn took a personal interest in my case. He was very responsive, honest and professional. His team was great to work with, he has a presence in the courtroom that leads to success. Glenn and his team held my hand throughout the whole process making me feel secure. I had gone through two other attorneys in a four-year time frame to get a divorce and it was not until I came to Glenn that I was able to get divorced."

Dave

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Dave

"Glenn took a personal interest in my case. He was very responsive, honest and professional. His team was great to work with, he has a presence in the courtroom that leads to success. Glenn and his team held my hand throughout the whole process making me feel secure. I had gone through two other attorneys in a four-year time frame to get a divorce and it was not until I came to Glenn that I was able to get divorced."
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“Awesome Lawyer!”

"I have hired 3 attorneys so far for my complicated case and after one consultation with Mr. Slate, I could tell the difference. He is very bright and on top of his game. He thinks out of the box while focusing on the outcome of every step he takes. He developed a strategic case plan within a few days after one initial consultation. It is very hard to find such a brilliant family law attorney who can help you in a very emotionally and financially devastating time. The whole team in his office is amazing!"

Chams

Heritage Family Law
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Chams

"I have hired 3 attorneys so far for my complicated case and after one consultation with Mr. Slate, I could tell the difference. He is very bright and on top of his game. He thinks out of the box while focusing on the outcome of every step he takes. He developed a strategic case plan within a few days after one initial consultation. It is very hard to find such a brilliant family law attorney who can help you in a very emotionally and financially devastating time. The whole team in his office is amazing!"
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