As Louise shifted the direction of her practice from the more adversarial nature of litigated divorce toward Collaborative Divorce, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution, she found that many people who came to consult with her had reached a point in their marriages at which they were unsure of what to do next.
If you're not sure that divorce is the next step, but you know that something needs to change, a pre-divorce consultation offers you information about the divorce process and your options. If you know that you need a divorce, but want to educate yourself and be in control of the process, a pre-divorce consultation can empower you to make the best decisions for you and your family. Even if a couple agrees a divorce is necessary, they may be at different stages in terms of readiness to accept that the marriage is ending. Pre-divorce consultation offers them the opportunity to get on the same page, so that when the divorce does take place they are both ready to move forward with their lives.
Louise offers pre-divorce consultations to individuals and to couples willing to meet together with questions about divorce options. Louise will listen to your concerns, paying attention to both what is said and what remains unsaid. With her extensive family law background, Louise can answer your questions and offer you unique insights into what options you may have regarding your marriage and divorce. The focus of the consultation is always on what is best for you and your family, whether that is divorce, reconciliation, or some other option. If you conclude that divorce is the right next step, and find that you are comfortable working with Louise, you can transition into an attorney-client relationship or hire her as a mediator.
Pre-divorce consultations with Louise take place before you retain her services as an attorney or mediator. Rather than offering specific legal advice, the sessions focus on providing information relevant to your situation, discussing options, and helping you and your spouse communicate with one another and make an informed decision about how to move forward. Contact us to schedule a free 30 minute consultation.