It is impossible to use the rules for war in a divorce in the court process and not have massive casualties. As an experienced trial court attorney who litigated family law cases for over a decade, I know first-hand the devastating and traumatic fallout of a divorce decided in a courtroom. What people often do not recognize when they hire a traditional divorce lawyer is that they are signing up for a process that uses 19th century court tactics to engage in a public battle where the financial and emotional costs are out of control. Children, families and communities suffer in a system that encourages and perpetuates conflict.
In 2015, I stopped litigating completely and opened the doors to King Collaborative Family Law, where I am committed to keeping clients out of the courtroom. I have extensive training in out of court resolution practices and guide clients to problem-solve in the present so they can thrive in the future. I primarily represent clients in the Collaborative Divorce process, which is a responsible, goals-oriented choice for divorcing couples. It invites couples to consciously choose a private, confidential process that serves their most important priorities and needs. Collaborative promotes the well-being and stability of children, allows parents to communicate more effectively, and preserves the family finances while working to resolve all issues. There are so many benefits of a Collaborative Divorce that one of my goals is to ensure that one day Collaborative will be the first choice for families in transition and the adversarial court process will be the last resort.