collaborative law Robert Kelly

Bellingham, Washington Collaborative Law Attorney

Consider Collaborative Law if you are facing a divorce and would like to avoid litigation. Collaborative Law is an Alternative Dispute Resolution process preferred by many divorcing couples. As a Washington Collaborative Law Attorney, I provide strong legal representation for you outside formal court proceedings.

In the formal Collaborative Family Law process, attorneys and clients sign a Participation Agreement, committing them to resolve the entire matter out of court. Collaborative Law is a structured process designed to foster communication, which allows you to focus on what is important to you, your family, and your future.

As a Collaborative Lawyer, I help attain a fair settlement through a series of meetings between the two parties and their lawyers. The primary focus of the four-way meetings is to identify the priorities, goals, needs and interests of the parties, and help them create a settlement consistent with their priorities, goals, needs, and interests.

As a full-time family law attorney and professional mediator experienced in the Collaborative Law practice, I help establish an open, cooperative environment in which parties and their counsel can work toward a non-contentious settlement that benefits everyone.

Benefits of Collaborative Law