Finding Mutually Beneficial Solutions in Your Divorce
Even though your marriage may be over, you may need to maintain a positive relationship with your ex-spouse, particularly if you have children together. The stress and anxiety that often comes with the adversarial court proceedings, however, can make this extremely difficult, if not impossible. If you seek amicable resolutions in your divorce, you may benefit from using collaborative law, an alternative method to traditional divorce.
At the law office of Lieblich & Grimes, P.C., we work closely with men and women in Northern Virginia involved in divorce and family law disagreements. Our lawyers Carolyn Grimes and Elizabeth Ross are skilled collaborative law practitioners, and they will help you identify and implement practical, fair solutions to your key issues.
What Is Collaborative Law?
Collaborative law is a process by which attorneys and clients work together to resolve all financial and custody disputes relative to a divorce instead of pursuing litigation. Parties enter into an agreement stating they will attempt to resolve all matters cooperatively, without the intervention of the judge or the courts. Should either client later choose to stop negotiation and take matters to court, both parties must seek new attorney representation.
You can learn more about how the collaborative process works by visiting the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia (CPNV) website or the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
How Our Firm Can Help You
When you work with members of our firm in collaborative law, we serve as your advocate throughout negotiations with your spouse or other parent and his or her attorney. Together we will work toward mutually beneficial resolutions to custody, support and the division of marital assets and debts. As part of the collaborative process, if necessary, we will call in outside experts, including mutually chosen accountants, real estate agents, therapists and parenting coaches, to help the process move forward.
Contact Our Office
The collaborative law process is a unique opportunity for parties who wish to minimize the negative financial and emotional impact of a contentious divorce on their family. For more information about how we can help you, contact us online or call us at 703-683-6300 in Alexandria or 703-858-9470 in Leesburg to speak with one of our experienced Northern Virginia collaborative divorce attorneys.