Collaborative Law Attorney Stockbridge & Atlanta
The way to amicable resolution ― the collaborative approach to your Georgia divorce
If your marriage is ending, collaborative law offers a structured process for resolving the terms of your divorce without litigation and in a manner that promotes cooperation, positive negotiation and amicable resolution. Attorney Terri S. Sutton is a strong practitioner of collaborative law and Henry County’s only member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia. She also holds a Master’s Degree in clinical psychology and worked as a family therapist prior to joining the legal profession, giving her a unique skill set and perspective in her family law work.
In the collaborative process, Terri Sutton works with the opposing attorney and collaborative team to come to terms before filing a lawsuit. It keeps the focus on what is important to you, your family and your future.
To begin the collaborative law process, you, your future ex-spouse and your collaborative lawyers sign a Participation Agreement, which acts as a contract in which you reach a comprehensive agreement on the terms of your divorce. If you and your ex are unable to reach a settlement, your lawyers and collaborative team withdraw from the case and assist you in finding trial attorneys and other experts who will take over.
The benefits of collaborative divorce include the following:
- Encourage mutual respect
- Address the interests and concerns of everyone involved
- Use a problem-solving approach
- Emphasize the needs of children
- Avoid going to court
- Keep control of the process with the individuals
- Provide a forum for open communication
- Prepare individuals for their new lives
Experienced collaboration lawyer in Stockbridge, Georgia
When you need experienced legal representation with a collaborative divorce, call Stockbridge & Atlanta family law and divorce lawyers at Meadows, Macie & Sutton, P.C. at 770-450-1921 or contact our firm online to schedule an appointment.