Collaborative Law

As a full-service family law firm in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, Schaffner Family Law is proud to participate in the collaborative divorce process. This method allows people to resolve complex child custody, child support, maintenance and marital property issues without the hammer of litigation.

Parties who choose this alternative form of dispute resolution work with a team of professionals, including divorce attorneys, to help them reach a settlement through a problem-solving approach. Many divorcing couples find that working out the problems through collaborative law is an empowering alternative to battling before a judge.

Kentucky is a no-fault divorce state. In essence, a person does not need to prove fault to obtain a dissolution of marriage. In the collaborative process, the parties agree to face their problems to resolve disputes in a non-adversarial setting. Counselors, financial professionals and therapists may be involved to facilitate discussions.

Sound Guidance In Resolving Divorce Problems Without Litigation

Each party has a divorce lawyer to make sound legal recommendations to allow him or her to make informed decisions. The parties agree to work in good faith to reach a mutually agreeable settlement without litigation. The problem-solving approach is aimed at eliminating protracted and costly litigation over battles that do not need to be fought.

The collaborative process is not for everybody. Parents of young children may find the problem-solving method highly beneficial in looking forward to the future. Despite the breakdown in the marriage, parents face a lifetime of events involving their children, including academic events, graduation ceremonies and more. Resolving problems in a private setting amicably often ends in a healthier relationship for moving forward with confidence in child-related matters.

Like any family law matter, the problem-solving approach to divorce requires that your attorney has a deep understanding of your goals, concerns and family dynamics to provide you with solid guidance to protect your rights. We take the time to get to know our clients in any family law matter. Our devotion to providing individualized representation to each client is well-suited for the collaborative approach to dispute resolution. We will explain the benefits of collaborative divorce and advise you as to whether this popular form of dispute resolution is best suited to your interests.

Learn If Alternative Dispute Resolution Is Right For You

We invite you to learn more about alternative forms of dispute resolution, including collaborative divorce and mediation. To arrange a confidential consultation with a full-service family lawyer serving Northern Kentucky, please call 859-491-1011 or send an email.