A kinder, gentler process…helping families move forward.
While many commentators agree that America’s divorce rates are steadily declining, there is no question that far too many marriages still end in DIVORCE. Filing for a divorce is never an easy decision, particularly if you have children. Not only do you have to deal with the emotional distress of ending a marital union, you must tackle the challenge of reaching a timesharing agreement and parenting plan with your spouse.
Attorney O’Connor’s goal is to facilitate a collaborative divorce during which you and your spouse work together to resolve all issues necessary to dissolve the marriage, and part amicably. During “collaborative proceedings” the parties work together to address the children’s well-being. The objective is to preserve the dignity and integrity of the family unit, even if you and your spouse no longer live in the same household. Your ability to collaborate to resolve the issues presented in divorce proceedings will set the tone and pattern of your relationship after the divorce, including your ability to effectively co-parent.
Clearly, collaborative proceedings are not possible in every case. The firm is also equipped to handle even high conflict cases. Therefore, when necessary to protect you and your children from an abusive spouse or dangerous lifestyle, Attorney O’Connor will work aggressively to make certain that all necessary measures are taken to protect you and your children. In such instances, it is essential to make the presiding Judge aware of behavior and conditions that place the family at risk so that these may be factored into the Court’s decision on timesharing and a parenting plan.
In addition to divorce, Attorney O’Connor can assist you with the following family law matters:
- Establishing Paternity
- Child Support Enforcement
- Modification of Spousal or Child Support
- Name Changes