In recent years, there has been a focus on mediation and collaboration to work out differences in divorces and other disputes. Divorce is an overwhelming experience and when we can avoid the stress of a drawn out adversarial process, it can save a lot of emotional turmoil, not to mention expense. When two parties are able to find a compromise or at least consider an open and honest conversation, they can put into place important communication lines that will serve them well for years, especially when there are minor children involved.
In Schenectady, Albany and Saratoga counties in New York, collaborative divorces require each party to secure legal representation. Our family law attorneys have experience in these areas of matrimonial law and have witnessed the benefits for both parties and their Family. The attorneys work to protect and promote their respective client’s interests and to find common ground; they too have the same shared goals.
Both divorcing parties in Schenectady will sign a Participation Agreement which spells out the expectations of each, including a solid effort of avoiding court, a mutual respect, openness, fairness and honesty in the information that’s provided and more.
Schenectady Collaborative Law and Mediation Representation
Mediation has proven to be a viable option in Schenectady, Albany and Saratoga counties in New York and we’re certain we can help you reach your goals of a fair settlement and division of assets. The owner and principal attorney at The Latimer Law Firm, PLLC, has an especially unique insight. Suzanne L. Latimer not only is a current member of the Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District, but she is also a founder of this important association. Suzanne is also a trained Mediator.
In the rare instances when mediation or other collaboration efforts fail, there always remains the option of a more traditional divorce. This doesn’t happen often, but even when it does, many people believe their initial efforts through mediation and /or Collaboration served them well as they were able to better communicate and approach the traditional divorce process with a clearer mind and better focus, which means better solutions for the long run. It really is about compromising and recognizing that a resolution doesn’t have to leave either side feeling as though they were treated unjustly.
The attorneys at The Latimer Law Firm, PLLC are proud to offer their collaborative law and mediation services to New York residents in Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington Counties.