Having devoted nearly 25 years of my career to family law matters, I understand how litigation and trial can place children in a legal and emotional tug of war. At the law office of Steven J. Gaba in Rockville, Maryland, I advise clients to pursue creative resolutions to their complex divorce issues through the collaborative law process. Collaborative law requires both parties to sign a contract stating they will not litigate their divorce. This process helps parties focus on finding solutions.
As a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals, I have a sophisticated understanding of Maryland’s collaborative law process. With proper guidance, alternative dispute resolutions can provide you with better control over the outcome of your divorce without the expense and stress of litigation.
Typically, collaborative law focuses on providing solutions in the best interests of the children. The collaborative process involves in-depth evaluations by allied professionals to help both parties make informed decisions. It also gives parents access to specialists without their attorneys needing to be present. Expert evaluations can provide neutral input to help both parties determine flexible, well-structured solutions to their complex issues.
My experience as a collaborative divorce attorney enables me to work closely with a network of professionals to uncover creative solutions to my clients’ needs. The team chosen to collaborate with you will reflect your situation. For instance, mental health experts can be consulted to determine child custody arrangements best suited to each child. Financial experts can evaluate assets to find creative property division allocations that consider the incomes and tax consequences of both parties, as well as child support needs and obligations.
With a legal career that has provided valuable insight into divorce issues, I know how to pursue alternative dispute resolutions such as collaborative law and mediation. In addition, I understand that certain circumstances require litigation and trial. If I believe that taking your case to trial is in your best interest, I will fight to protect your rights. With decades of trial experience, I have the fortitude and resources to take your case to trial.
When you are considering a collaborative divorce, I can guide you. Get in touch with me to discuss how the collaborative process may benefit you. Contact me at 301-738-7770.