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Collaborative Divorce

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:

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.

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David W. Owens
David's law practice encompasses a wide array of areas including civil litigation, real estate, personal injury, domestic relations, estate planning and probate, as well as business and commercial law. more
Brook D. Wood
Brook's practice focuses on civil litigation and motions practice, contract drafting, review, and enforcement, and estate planning, probate, and administration. more
John Andrew Pinzelik
John's law practice focuses on personal injury and business litigation, wage claims and bankruptcy law. more
Jodie M. Sneller
Jodie's areas of practice include Domestic Relations and Social Security Disability. more
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