and Collaborative Divorce
Alternatives to costly litigation
Divorce can be a challenging process, both emotionally and financially. Having litigated hundreds of Family Law matters, Hildy Fentin has seen first hand the adverse affects traditional litigation has on divorcing families. The parties are usually left with a feeling of helplessness, frustration and anger, using valuable emotional and financial resources they will need to move on to the next chapter of their lives.
Hildy Fentin helps couples resolve difficult Family Law issues peacefully with alternatives to litigation. Family Law Mediation and Collaborative Divorce enable both parties to maintain control over the decision making process while reaching a cost-effective, family-oriented resolution.
Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce:
- Place control and decision-making with the divorcing parties,
instead of the court.
- Provide a private forum where all communications are confidential.
- Are more efficient, affordable and lead to a more amicable resolution.
- Result in Agreements that are more likely to be adhered to and are as legally binding as those reached after lengthy and costly litigation.
As a single neutral mediator, Hildy Fentin works directly with you and your spouse in a confidential, private setting to resolve your disputes without having your message filtered through attorneys. Face to face meetings allow you to address difficult issues in a productive way that minimizes misunderstandings. Mediation provides you with ultimate control over all aspects of the divorce process; from the frequency and duration of each mediation session, the terms of the settlement, and whether to include outside experts in the process. Control over the process also enables you to control costs.
When private mediation is not an option for you, Hildy Fentin advocates a collaborative approach where a team of professionals consisting of attorneys, neutral financial advisor(s), communication coaches, and a child advocate work together to assist you in resolving your Family Law matters peacefully without going to court.
Understanding your choices
for a peaceful resolution
Hildy Fentin begins the process by listening to your needs and concerns, as well as those of your spouse. From child custody and support, to complex division of assets involving businesses, retirement, stock options, other forms of compensation, and tax issues, Hildy helps you understand your choices.
As a neutral mediator, Hildy assists you in developing creative proposals for settlement. With an instinctive problem solving ability, she helps sort through areas of conflict and suggests ideas that meet the needs of both parties. Whether in private mediation or working with the Collaborative Divorce team, these ideas form the basis for a customized, mutually negotiated Settlement Agreement which, once approved by a judge, is as legally binding as an agreement reached after lengthy and costly litigation.
Complimentary 30-minute Meeting
Learn how you can begin the divorce process and transition to the next chapter in your life. To request a complimentary 30-minute in-person introduction with Hildy Fentin, please contact us. You will find personal attention, creative problem solving and the efficient, skilled attorney/mediator you need to resolve your Family Law matters peacefully.
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