AMICABLE DIVORCE SERVICES, APLC

PASADENA COLLABORATIVE  DIVORCE PRACTICE

Cost-Effective – Balance of Power –   Good for the Family

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WHAT’S A COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE?

A Collaborative divorce offers a team approach. The full collaborative team is made up of the following:

  • 2 Collaboratively trained lawyers (Must be licensed to practice law)
  • Two divorce coaches (Must be licensed therapists and collaboratively trained)
  • 1 Neutral financial specialist (Must be a certified accountant and collaboratively trained)
  • In addition, there may be a child specialist, realtor, tax attorney, or other specialists.

How does collaborative divorce work?

In a collaborative divorce, the parties and lawyers sign an agreement that says (among other things) that the parties shall not litigate. If someone is going to litigate, then the collaborative process terminates. However, the lawyers in a collaborative divorce are not permitted to represent the client in court. If the collaborative divorce process fails, the parties have to retain new attorneys to represent them in court. Many litigating attorneys dislike this agreement because they are precluded from staying in the case if it falls out of the collaborative process. Collaborative lawyers like this provision because it makes the entire team buy into the process for a solid commitment from all to resolve the parties’ concerns.

BENEFITS OF A COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE

  • If your children are your chief concern, collaborative law is an excellent choice. Collaborative law is a process that brings parents, children, and the rest of the family to a state that is less tense than litigation or going through a divorce without a team approach.
  • When children of divorce see their parents communicating without tension, it makes their lives easier in the present and future.
  • Collaborative divorce is also an excellent choice for couples with no children who are more concerned about property division and creating monthly budgets that will last for years.
  • Collaborative divorce law is much cheaper than litigating in court.

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"The old saying goes: "I don't know where I'd be without 'such-and-such.'" Well, I can honestly say that without Leslie, Jimmy, and the incredible team at Amicable Divorce Services (ADS), I WOULD know where I'd be without them. I would be without everything that I've worked hard for; my house, all my assets, forking over money to pay all the bills, etc." Read more on Yelp.

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As with many people, I am no fan of attorneys in general.
Leslie Howell is the exception to that.
During a high stress situation, she was extremely knowledgeable, answering every question and was very helpful.  She is very professional.  Nobody really wins with divorces, but Leslie made the process smooth and fair which I appreciated.  Thank you so much."

A.M

"Leslie provides a great service she is professional and takes time to explain everything very thoroughly. She guided us through all of our options and was honest about fees for each avenue. I have no doubt she has her clients best interest at heart. The process for what it is, was straight forward. She made what's not easy as easy as it probably could be. I would recommend her mediation services to anyone looking for a simple less expensive option to court procedures."

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OUR GOAL AT AMICABLE DIVORCE SERVICES  IS TO HELP COUPLES AND FAMILIES RESOLVE THEIR CONCERNS PEACEFULLY AND EFFICIENTLY REGARDING THE CHILDREN, FINANCES, AND PROPERTY WITHOUT GOING TO COURT.