Areas pf Expertise

Mediation / Collaboration

Are you thinking of divorce, but want to avoid the expense and uncertainty of a lengthy court battle? Do you and your partner wish to end your marriage without bitterness and hostility? Do you want what's best for your children? Most people can honestly answer "yes" to all of these questions. If you would like to explore Marital Mediation or the Collaborative Law process as a way to resolve all or part of your divorce, please give our office a call.

Mediation

Our Certified New Hampshire Family Mediator has helped countless couples reach an amicable divorce or separation through mediation. We also work with parents in a variety of situations arising from their parenting relationship, whether married or not.

Our mediator can walk you through the steps necessary to end your marriage, and explain what the courts require in terms of issues to be addressed, documents to be filed, and agreements to be put in place before a court will grant a divorce. Our focus is on reducing the emotional toll that the process can take, while ensuring that both parties achieve what is important to them and their futures.

A mediator does not represent either party. Nor does a mediator offer legal advice. A mediator works with both parties to help them identify what is important to each of them and to reach a solution that each can live with, but a mediator will never offer an opinion as to whether that agreement is "good" for either party. Clients are always encouraged to have their agreement reviewed by a lawyer of their own choosing!

For more information on Family Mediators in New Hampshire, please click here.

Collaborative Law Practice

The Collaborative Law process is an interdisciplinary approach to resolving disputes respectfully without going to court. Couples voluntarily enter into an agreement to dissolve their marriage in a collaborative manner, seeking to preserve the integrity of individuals as well as maintain the privacy of family conflict.

Each collaborative agreement is unique; it may only include the parties and their attorneys or it may also include an accountants, financial planners or mental health professionals if the parties so choose. The Collaborative process allows the parties to remain in control of the process and of the decisions, instead of handing over that control to a Marital Master or Judge. Collaborative law practitioners are committed to helping parties maintain their relationships, prevent costly court battles, and reach a settlement that benefits all involved.

Please check on the following links for more information about Mediation or Collaborative law:

www.nh.gov/family-mediator/faq/index.htm

www.collaborativepractice.com/default.asp

Call us today if you think these alternative dispute resolutions may be an answer for you.