Collaborative Law

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Guiding You Through the Collaborative Divorce Process

For decades, families and family experts have recognized the high potential for long-term emotional, financial and relational damage from traditional divorce litigation. In some cases, the best interests of the children and adults involved are subordinated, money gets wasted and unhelpful legal battles trump what seems sensible. Some attorneys have found that a more constructive, cooperative approach to marriage dissolution can yield extraordinary results.

If you would like to learn more about the collaborative law approach to resolving family law matters, then please contact our lawyers online today. You may also call (714) 550-7229 to schedule a free initial consultation.

How Is the Collaborative Law Method Different?

Rather than using a rigid, adversarial model to resolve issues by “winning” in court, collaborative law involves resolution of pervasive challenges using a team approach geared toward finding solutions. By utilizing an interdisciplinary group of experts that can include financial advisers, child specialists, mental health practitioners, personal coaches and other professionals, divorcing spouses can make things easier for themselves and their children.

The Power of Cooperation

At the Law Offices of Friske & Hilliard, our attorneys have helped many divorcing couples and families through the collaboration and cooperation that characterize our family law practice, built on the partnership between attorneys Albert Friske and Stefanie Hilliard. Now, in addition to divorce mediation, we offer services in the emerging field of collaborative law.

If you are seeking a way to resolve a California family law matter and want to avoid the stress of lawsuits and unnecessary conflict, collaborative law may be appropriate. It can allow you to:

  • Avoid going to court
  • Maintain autonomy and decision-making power regarding your own family
  • Bring multiple perspectives to complex issues
  • Develop workable child custody, as well as child support and property division agreements without antagonism
  • Recognize and appropriately address the essential nonlegal elements in divorce with the help of nonlegal professionals
  • Achieve a more affordable result when compared to fully litigated matters

Contact Our Firm’s Orange County Collaborative Law Attorneys

Contact us online or by calling (714) 550-7229 today. We can help you understand more about collaborative law and whether it may be right for you.

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I am always so impressed with how honest and forthright Albert and Stefanie are. I was also amazed that when they told me that they were going to file paperwork, it was done that day - within the hour, actually. I have never experienced such expedient service. They do what they say they are going to...

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Over the last 15 years, I've relied on Friske & Hilliard for legal services a number of times. I have been able to count on them to be understanding and patient with me. I've also known them to be aggressive with representing my interests. They are discreet and professional...

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