Collaborative Divorce Lawyer in Oregon and Washington
When you are facing a divorce, a positive outcome can often be achieved most efficiently by working collaboratively with your spouse to resolve issues. At Owens, Sneller, Pinzelik & Wood, P.C., Attorneys at Law, in Portland, we can help you assess whether your divorce might be best resolved under the collaborative divorce process.
We talk to our clients about the issues involved in their divorces and the potential strategies for success. Carefully, we help you weigh your options and determine the best course of action. Often, this means working collaboratively with your spouse to resolve divorce issues with out interference from Oregon and Washington courts.
Collaborative Divorce in Oregon and Washington States
In a collaborative divorce, the spouses each hire their own attorney, and the parties work together craft a divorce agreement that both spouses can accept. The commitment to collaboration generally requires spouses to agree that they must fire their attorneys and find new legal counsel if they decide to take their divorce to trial.
Typically, all four participants — both lawyers and both spouses — sit down together and negotiate the issues involved in their divorce, including:
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Alimony/spousal support
- Division of marital property and debts
Many couples find that collaborative divorce reduces the emotional and financial costs of divorce. It is also a way to reduce the effects of divorce on the children and to create solutions tailored to your own needs — rather than decisions dictated by a judge.
Contact Owens, Sneller, Pinzelik & Wood, P.C., Attorneys at Law
To schedule a confidential consultation about collaborative divorce, please call us at 503.766.3042 or contact us by e-mail.