Collaborative Divorce

Alternative dispute resolution attorney in western Pennsylvania

Deciding to end a marriage is not a decision that people make quickly. The decision to end a marriage affects more than just the husband and wife. When children are involved, a divorce is not just about the equitable distribution of property. People who have children are bonded for a lifetime. Both parties will want to be there for the important moments of the children's lives. For couples who want to avoid the prolonged stress and legal expenses associated with traditional divorce proceedings, collaborative divorce may be for you.

At Sweeney Law Offices we provide collaborative divorce services for clients throughout the Pittsburgh metro area. Our Pittsburgh family law attorneys use the same types of experts for a collaborative divorce as we use in traditional divorce. We work with our client, our client's spouse, and the spouse's collaborative law attorney to achieve a win-win solution for all parties involved. Important issues that are decided are child custody, property division, spousal support and alimony, and visitation.

What is Collaborative Law?
Pioneered in California, collaborative law allows both spouses to retain separate, specially trained lawyers whose job it is to help them settle a dispute without court intervention. Neither side may go to court or threaten to do so. If such an action or threat occurs, the process terminates and both lawyers are disqualified from any further involvement in the case. In addition, the parties must agree to make a good faith effort to analyze problems and collaborate to reach a reasonable resolution.

Why Collaborative Divorce?
Collaborative Divorce is less expensive and produces the same legally binding agreements as a traditional litigated divorce. There is less stress for all parties involved, including children. Collaborative divorce is often much less costly than a traditional divorce and can take less time. Collaborative divorce is a series of compromises, and usually both parties feel like they have won. Aside from saving time and money, collaborative divorce produces impressive psychological benefits to the family. Studies indicate that children recover more quickly from the stress of a divorce when the parents use mediation or collaborative divorce.

Contact a Pittsburgh Collaborative Law Attorney Today

Collaborative divorce is just one of many options that you should discuss with an experienced divorce lawyer like Mildred B. Sweeney. Attorney Sweeney is experienced in all types of family law and divorce litigation. When you call or email Sweeney Law Offices you will always deal and speak directly with Attorney Sweeney. She can help guide you to gain the best possible outcome for you and your family. With over 25 years experience as a licensed social worker, Attorney Sweeney understands the complexities of divorce and the effects that a divorce can have on your children. Contact an experienced Pittsburgh collaborative divorce lawyer via email or call us today at 724-390-4464 or 866-540-4180 Toll Free.

Sweeney Law Offices are located in Cranberry Township, PA, about 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We always offer free parking. Our attorneys service clients with matters of family law, divorce, child custody, grandparents rights and more in counties like Allegheny, Westmoreland, Butler, Beaver, and Lawrence.

Offices 20 minutes north of downtown Pittsburgh

Sweeney Law Offices Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania