The Collaborative Divorce Process empowers couples to resolve disputes respectfully without going to court. Using a professional team approach, this process takes into account what is important to each spouse and their children to promote a lasting resolution for the whole family.
If you and your partner have reached an agreement between yourselves, formalize settlement terms in a legally binding contract with terms relating to property division, custody of children, child support, spousal support and all other issues arising out of the marriage.
By intentionally planning for the future with a customized Prenuptial, Postnuptial or Cohabitation agreement, you can create an intentional roadmap for your financial relationship and avoid conflict in and costly disputes in the future.
Irene is a skilled NC Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Family Financial Mediator with years of experience resolving family law disputes as a neutral facilitator. Click on the Mediation tab in the navigation bar to schedule mediation.
A litigated divorce is a traumatic, costly, antiquated and ineffective way to address the end of a marriage. The court system focuses on dismantling the past, finding fault and encouraging gamesmanship by declaring one spouse the winner and the other spouse the loser in a public battle. Everyone loses in court, especially children. The Collaborative Divorce process empowers you to privately negotiate and resolve conflict outside of the court process with the guidance of a skilled team of professionals. In the Collaborative Divorce process, each spouse is represented by a Collaboratively-trained attorney who is fully committed to a problem-solving approach. All participants commit in writing to never threaten or go to court. Through a series of private meetings, you, your spouse, your attorneys, neutral experts, as needed, work together in interest-based negotiations to navigate the emotions and conflict of divorce to reach a lasting, balanced resolution. While divorce is inherently stressful, choosing Collaborative means you have chosen a responsible, cost-effective and highly effective method to transition through the divorce and move forward to the next chapter of your life.
Irene is a highly skilled drafter with extensive experience crafting and negotiating Separation Agreements that resolve all issues, from simple property distribution matters to complex and nuanced child custody matters. If you and your spouse have already reached an agreement, one spouse can work with Irene to draft a legally binding agreement.
Being intentional by anticipating and planning your financial future in your relationship is a highly effective way to ensure a solid foundation for mutual decision-making, avoiding disagreements, and securing the sustainability of your relationship. Irene has extensive experience negotiating and drafting Prenuptial, Postnuptial and Cohabitation Agreements. She will guide you on the law and educate you about the various options you should consider in choosing an agreement, teach you how to have the initial conversation about having an agreement in place, draft an agreement that's appropriate for your needs and circumstances, and finalize and walk you through signing an agreement.
Irene is a certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission to mediate private settlements for parties in a confidential, problem-solving environment. This alternative dispute resolution process is effective for resolving family law disputes before lawsuits are filed, or while litigation is in progress to settle all issues and avoid the uncertain consequences of a judge's ruling.