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Carlsbad CA Collaborative Marital or Partnership Dissolution Attorneys Reach Equitable Resolutions

Guiding clients toward just settlements in San Diego County

Collaborative law is an alternative route for resolving dissolution and the issues, allowing a couple to reach an agreement in a calm, cooperative and nonadversarial environment. The focus of collaborative law is that both parties and their attorneys commit to a cooperative settlement process.

Established in 1993, Silverman & Silverman, Attorneys at Law concentrates exclusively on family-law issues. Our goal is to obtain the best possible terms in your divorce in the most efficient and least stressful manner. If it is right for your circumstances, we recommend the collaborative method for reaching a divorce settlement.

Our commitment to the collaborative law process

Our attorneys studied and are practiced in mediation and collaborative methods, including advanced training in collaboration, and extensive mediation and dispute-resolution education at Pepperdine University School of Law, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution in Malibu CA. Because Alan R. Silverman also acts as family-law mediator, he is practiced and skilled in finding common ground and encouraging separating couples to cooperate in reaching an agreement. In addition, Mr. Silverman holds a Ph.D. in psychology and enjoyed a 15-year career as a family therapist and child psychologist before attending law school. During our 20+ years of family-law practice, our family lawyers in San Diego experienced the advantages of the collaborative method with our clients and are committed to engaging in this effective model when they can benefit by:

  • Reducing costs of the divorce
  • Finalizing the divorce more efficiently
  • Creating a more amicable, diplomatic environment
  • Taking control over the decision-making process
  • Being committed to cooperation when children are involved
  • Reaching an agreement about dividing marital assets that is fair and acceptable to both spouses

The collaborative process

During your collaborative divorce, both parties and their attorneys cooperate to devise equitable settlement terms that are in your children’s best interests and are fair to both parties. The parties’ teams disclose information, share documents with each other and engage in open discussions geared toward reaching a mutually beneficial agreement. If evaluations or assessments are necessary, an agreement is made to retain neutral experts to provide impartial evaluations of the issues. You may , also, receive assistance from coaches who can help you cope with the anxiety related to child custody and visitation matters. This process does not include appearing in a courtroom, unless, at least, one party chooses to switch to standard litigation.

Consult with Alan R. Silverman in Carlsbad CA to create an equitable settlement of your dissolution

To learn more about settling your dissolution using collaborative methods, call Silverman & Silverman, Attorneys at Law at 760-512-3251 or contact us online to schedule your free initial phone consultation. Sunday appointments are available.

Silverman & Silverman, Attorneys at Law, located in Carlsbad, California, serves clients in and around Carlsbad, San Diego, Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, La Jolla, Mira Mesa, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, San Marcos and all North County San Diego.