By intentionally planning for the future with a customized Prenuptial, Postnuptial or Cohabitation agreement, you can avoid conflict in your relationship and costly disputes in the future.
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.
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.
Irene is a skilled North Carolina 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 a half-day or all-day mediation.
Being intentional by anticipating and planning for how you want to structure 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 straightforward and complex 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 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.
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 resentment by declaring one spouse the winner and the other spouse the loser in a public battle. Everyone loses, 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 make a written commitment 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 certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission to mediate private settlements for parties in a confidential, problem-solving environment. In her role as a mediator, Irene acts as a third-party facilitator and is not allowed to give legal advice or draft binding settlement documents. This alternative dispute resolution process is effective for resolving family law disputes before lawsuits are filed, or while litigation is in progress to settle the disputes and avoid the uncertain consequences of a judge's ruling.