Much of that in family law, and several years ago, I realized that going to court often doesn’t help separating couples: it’s stressful, expensive, and involves putting the outcome into the hands of a Judge who doesn’t know them or their children.
I learned that court should be a last resort for the more difficult situations, and stopped doing litigation.
Through mediation (by Zoom or in office), Katherine helps clients settle matters in a neutral and supportive environment, to creating solutions that work for their unique situation, while avoiding the expense and stress of court.
Parties use neutral third party to help them decide what’s going into their separation agreement. All discussions are confidential, and nothing discussed is to be shared in court later (in the rare situation the matter ends up in court). The goal is to reach a final agreement, which will be written up and signed. Nothing is binding until the separation agreement is signed.