Collaborative Divorce Lawyers Serving the Hudson Valley - Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Rockland Counties
Are you interested in placing control in your hands and reaching an amicable divorce settlement agreement? If so, a collaborative divorce may be what you are looking for. At the Grimes & Zimet, we believe clients should not have to face difficult legal issues alone. For a person experiencing a divorce, this time is likely one of the most difficult periods in your life. With help from a lawyer who is trained in collaborative law, you can reach a satisfying and workable divorce settlement agreement through the collaborative process.
Would you like to learn about an alternative to reaching a divorce agreement? Contact Grimes & Zimet today to schedule your consultation at our Chappaqua or New York City law offices.
As of October 2010, the divorce laws in New York State were amended. Get in touch with our firm today to learn how these changes may affect your case.
What Is Collaborative Divorce?
A collaborative divorce is an alternative to the "traditional" divorce process. Alternative methods such as collaborative law and mediation are quickly emerging as preferred options to traditional divorce litigation. In a collaborative divorce, each party is represented by an attorney who is trained in collaborative law. The parties are encouraged to expand the team to include mental health professionals (known as a "coach"), a financial expert and if necessary, a child specialist to assist in the process. In some cases forensic accountants, financial planners, custody evaluators, or property appraisers can help a husband and wife reach agreement on disputed issues such as property distribution, visitation schedules, or child custody.
This collaborative process places control in your hands, rather than in the hands of a judge. The process proceeds at your pace and oftentimes may be less costly than litigation. You and your divorcing spouse can emerge from the process on amicable terms − something that is particularly helpful when you have children that you must co-parent together.
Contact Our Chappaqua and Armonk Divorce Settlement Lawyers
Our firm strives to take a conciliatory approach to virtually every matter we address. If you are interested in learning if a collaborative divorce is advisable for your specific situation, please contact us to schedule your consultation with our Westchester collaborative divorce attorneys.
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914-238-1377 - Chappaqua Office
646-247-6365 - New York City Office