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At Amy M. Levine & Associates, we focus on helping clients throughout Franklin County protect their interests during divorce and other family law matters. Sometimes, this means fighting for them in court, but often both parties benefit from a more measured, collaborative approach. In the collaborative process, both parties sit down with their attorneys and other professionals, including financial experts and psychologists, to resolve key issues together.

Why Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative law in divorce cases focuses on reaching solutions rather than having a winner and a loser. In the traditional adversarial process, each party’s lawyer focuses on winning and advancing their client’s interests exclusively. The collaborative process, however, requires parties to exchange information openly and honestly. Their attorneys focus on helping them reach an amicable agreement that is acceptable, if not completely optimal, to both parties. If no agreement is reached, different attorneys must represent the parties in litigation.

Collaborative divorces are often less expensive, time-consuming and stressful than traditional divorce litigation. Divorce litigation can take years to conclude, consisting of a lengthy discovery process and often multiple motions before trial. In contrast, most collaborative proceedings are resolved in just a few meetings. Both parties can save thousands of dollars in attorney fees by choosing to take a collaborative route.

Divorce is hard on children no matter what, but making a commitment to collaboration can help ease the stress on them.

Take The First Step Toward A Collaborative Divorce. Call For A Consultation.

If you are considering a collaborative approach to divorce, our lawyers can guide you through the process and answer your questions. Please contact our Columbus, Ohio, office at 614-360-2942 or our Huntington, West Virginia, office at 304-519-4354.

Family Law

Amy M. Levine
View Profile

Our Latest Blog Posts

Comparing personal bankruptcy options

When you think of bankruptcy, what comes to mind? Is it financial salvation? Probably not. More than likely, thoughts of overwhelming debt and wondering how you will recover from this financial pitfall without descending into financial ruin are filling your mind....

What factors can cause an incorrect breathalyzer reading?

Have or someone you know been pulled over by the police for suspicion of drinking and driving? Then the officer asked you to take a breath test to measure your blood alcohol concentration, and you blow way higher than you expected? You can honestly claim that you...

Personal bankruptcy can help young professionals

Fresh out of graduate school, you found work in your field. But this is, after all, the gig economy. Your job is as a contractor, and you do not benefit from all the perks that full-time employees get. For example, no health benefits. But this may be the least of your...

Consider these 4 factors for settling your divorce or going to trial

Most people who decide to end their marriage look for the least painful process, especially if they have children. However, coming to an agreement with a soon-to-be-ex isn’t always easy. Many couples decide to work together to find common ground over their children’s...

4 mistakes to avoid if you get into a car accident in the Columbus area

If you're lucky, you will never get into a serious car accident. But the chances are good that it will happen to you sooner or later. No matter how skilled and careful of a driver you are, there are plenty of bad and dangerous motorists throughout the Columbus metro...

Visit Our Blog

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