Collaborative law aids couples that are approaching divorce by resolving disputes without adversarial techniques or tactics. Meetings with both the clients and attorneys are held in a confidential environment, promoting open communication and efficient resolution.
Successful collaborative law is achieved by
- agendas for four-way meeting,
- accomplishing the goals of both clients,
- maintaining the interests of any children as a top priority,
- utilizing the legal experience and skills of two collaboratively trained attorneys,
- and by signing a contractual agreement to avoid litigation, once all parties feel the collaborative approach is working.
These elements make collaborative law an attractive choice, especially for those wishing to maintain trust and objectivity in negotiations while containing costs.
Collaborative lawyers often coordinate with other collaborative professionals who specialize in the emotional and financial issues of divorcing couples. For example, a financial advisor may be retained in order to help equitably divide assets. These professionals are also committed to resolving the issues without heavy fees and work to avoid time-consuming litigation.
Gabrielle L. Strich is a collaboratively trained lawyer who successfully completed the requisite and advanced training. Her credentials include:
- Accredited Collaborative Lawyer, Member of Mid Jersey Collaborative Law Group
- Accredited Professional Mediator (APM), New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
- Court appointed mediator
- Family Law
- Civil matters
- Department of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) matters
- Foreclosure mediations
- Practitioner Member of the Association of Conflict Resolution (www.acrnet.org)
Ms. Strich is an experienced family lawyer with over 30 years of experience who understands the issues involved in divorce and other family disputes.