Separation and divorce are unique among all legal actions in that they are almost always accompanied by the most intense and intimate emotions. When these factors are not dealt with in the divorce process, or when these factors are made worse by the divorce process, the resulting complications will come back time and again – bitter acrimony around parenting arrangements, child support and spousal support to name a few. Our family law lawyers at Shourie Bhatia LLP will work with you to get the best results for your unique situation.
Collaborative Family Law – Divorce Without Court
Separation and divorce does not have to be a war. Collaborative Divorce works to minimize the pain through a respectful family focused process. We work with other Registered Collaborative Professionals and use efficient problem-solving methods to resolve even the most complex issues. We work to keep the decisions about your business, assets and children in your hands – not the courts.
Contested Family Law – Going to Court
Not every divorce situation is right for the collaborative process. Unlike the collaborative process, the decisions about your matrimonial property (business, home and assets) and children will be made by a Judge. In the contested process, it is important that you have skilled legal counsel who can not only explain the law to you, but also convince the judge to do what is best for you and your family.
Pre-Nuptial Agreements/Cohabitation Agreements
If you have been divorced before and want to ensure that you will keep what you have before entering a new relationship; or maybe you just want certainty about how your property will be divided in the event of a divorce or separation we can help you with an arrangement to meet your needs.
Nuptial Agreements/Estate Planning
For high net worth individuals let us show you how a properly crafted gifting arrangement or Nuptial Agreement can minimize the risk that part of your gift or bequest to your family member ends up in the hands of their spouse in the event of a divorce.
If you are interested in the Collaborative Process, please contact Jack Hauptman
If you are interested in the Contested Process, please contact Michael A. Murray