Yesterday I conducted a collaborative divorce conference at the Separating Together offices in Raleigh. What began as an extremely emotional, divisive, and potentially explosive divorce, is now beginning to steer its way towards final resolution. This would have been one of those cases where a typical litigation attorney would have proclaimed loudly, “collaborative divorce will never work for that couple…” but we have proven the naysayers wrong once again.
I anticipate that this is going to be happening quite a bit during the coming months and years, as more people leave their divorce behind knowing that they did what was best for their children and their own emotional well-being – and then tell others about how great the collaborative process was for them. Rather than engaging in costly litigation for a year or two or longer, more people are going to resolve their cases quickly and with less stress through the collaborative process.
Yesterday’s conference is another shining example of why I am leaving my litigation files behind and moving towards a 100% collaborative practice. The clients are beginning to realize that collaborative divorce is better for them too, which is one of the many reasons I have decided to become a member of the Separating Together practice group.
I’ll be submitting a more formalized announcement soon, but for now, all you need to know is that I will be completing the move at the end of October and anticipate settling into my new office on Rexwoods Drive during the first week of November.
My phone, fax, and email address will all remain the same.