It is impossible to use the rules for war in a divorce in the court process and not have massive casualties. As an experienced litigator who tried all types of family law issues for over a decade, I know first hand the devastating and traumatic fallout of a traditional litigated divorce where people think they are seeking fairness, justice and to have their story heard and validated in a courtroom. What people do not recognize when they hire a traditional divorce lawyer is that they are signing up for an approach that uses 19th century court tactics to engage in a public battle with an uncontrollable financial and emotional cost. The cost is that children, families and communities suffer in a system that encourages and perpetuates conflict.
In 2015, after litigating cases for over a decade, I stopped litigating completely and opened the doors to King Collaborative Family Law, where I remain committed to keeping clients out of the courtroom. I offer a goals-oriented approach to guiding clients to problem-solve in the present and prepare for the next chapter of their lives. The Collaborative Divorce Process is a cutting edge and responsible process for divorcing couples. It invites couples to consciously choose a private, confidential process that serves their highest needs and priorities, promotes the well-being and stability of their children, allows them to resolve conflict and communicate more effectively to heal, move forward and rebuild their lives, and preserves the family finances and resources. 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 process will be the last resort.