Minneapolis Collaborative Lawyer
When you take a combative approach to family law, you end up fighting and spending a lot of time and money while accomplishing very little. While litigation brings an end to divorce, it does not necessarily provide a good future for you and your family. I am David L. Olson, Attorney at Law, and from my office in Edina, I am dedicated to helping Twin Cities' families through the collaborative divorce process.
Why settle for a decision made by a judge when you can take control over your own divorce settlement? For many families, collaborative divorce offers a chance to reach a respectful and self-determined outcome for an uncontested divorce. By sitting down and respectfully working with your spouse, you can come up with a way for both of you to reach your goals and objectives.
For concerns ranging from the financial aspects of divorce, to a plan for your children, the collaborative law process is more likely to be a win-win situation than a court settlement which is so often a win-lose or lose-lose. In almost every case, the children involved are better served by a collaborative solution because it offers a first step to building a post-divorce relationship with your spouse that will work for the long-term.
When handling a divorce through the collaborative law process, we work with a number of independent and objective professionals who will help us analyze the different aspects of your settlement. It is not a battle of experts in court, but one voice to help both parties understand their rights and obligations. This is important for every aspect of the divorce process:
- Division of Marital Property & Assets
- Alimony & Spousal Support
- Child Custody
- Child Support
Collaborative law is often a healthy alternative to waging battles in court, but it is not a guarantee that you will get everything you are looking for. This approach to divorce, however, can help you get a lot closer to your goals, as it gives you more control over the whole settlement.
As a member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota, I have been trained to handle collaborative family law, and I am ready to help your family find solutions today.
My Edina law office is located just north of the intersection of 494 and Highway 100. I offer free initial consultations for all parties interested in collaborative law, please contact me today for more information and schedule your free initial consultation.