If you are looking to avoid an adversarial process and minimize the emotional and financial strain that often accompanies divorce, prenuptial agreements and other family conflicts, consider mediation or collaborative law. Mediation and collaborative law each offer a consensual, non-adversarial approach that seeks to facilitate constructive communication and encourage creative problem-solving. At Jill Cohen Law & Mediation we understand that it can be difficult to have these conversations. We work with you to minimize the stress at this challenging time. As mediators and collaborative attorneys, our knowledge and experience help guide you through the process, so you can make decisions that are best for all.
Prenuptial Agreements are a useful financial and estate planning tool. They give couples the opportunity to plan their family’s financial futures. Without a Prenuptial Agreement, the law will define how assets and debts are divided and what support should be. With a Prenuptial Agreement, you can to tailor a plan that meets your individual needs. A mediator or collaborative attorney can guide the discussion, offering you an opportunity to voice your concerns and have your issues addressed. With the right guidance, and the willingness of the couple, a Prenuptial Agreement can be crafted in a way that is fair to both parties.
When you get married, you hope it will last forever. There may be disappointment and resentment when a marriage ends, but that does not mean the divorce must turn into an adversarial legal battle. It is possible to have an amicable divorce that ends the marriage with integrity. What it takes is two people who are willing and able to face what has happened in the marriage and who want to find a solution that is best for both of them. Every conflict is unique and every relationship faces its own set of challenges. A mediator or collaborative attorney will identify the issues, uncover what is important to each party, and craft a solution that satisfies their needs.
Throughout our divorce process, Jill provided us with a calming and compassionate energy, keen listening and understanding of the intense pain and many complex feelings and issues to be worked through, complete emotional presence and dedication, and skillful and wise guidance. She was gentle and nonjudgmental of our respective roles in the divorce, and sweetly guided us to a resolution that helped us diffuse our anger and hurt, and helped us reconnect to our love and gratitude for each other. We are now best friends, and countless people tell us that they have never seen such a loving divorce. Thank you, Jill!!
A divorce is a very emotional experience further complicated by the financial and legal decisions you must make. Jill provided amazing guidance through the entire process. She set the tone for peaceful dissolution, while never losing sight of what was in the best interest for my children and me.
Divorce is always an emotional, challenging rollercoaster, and the collaborative process enabled us to navigate our divorce with professional expertise and mutual respect. Jill's competence, grace, creativity and savvy negotiating instincts were invaluable as she helped us work through the complicated emotional, financial and business issues. It is because of the collaborative process and Jill, that we were able to reach a resolution that was fair for all.