The Alternative Approach

Divorce changes everything. It disrupts the steady rhythm of life. The emotional toll on you and your family can be overwhelming. It can undo a lifetime of careful financial planning. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Negotiation, mediation and collaborative law are effective and humane alternatives to the traditional adversarial divorce. They can help you create a workable long-term solution without destroying your family or your self-respect.

Mediation and collaborative law are effective ways to address issues involving separation and divorce, child custody, child support, property division and spousal support. Marital mediation can also provide a practical alternative to therapy for couples seeking help to stay married.

As an experienced family law attorney, mediator, and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Sue M. Brown provides compassionate and constructive representation to clients wanting to avoid a court battle. She is committed to restoring sanity to the divorce process, because she believes that the first step toward a hopeful beginning is a healthy ending.

Lasting Solutions

The foundation of both the Collaborative Divorce Process and Mediation is a problem solving approach that focuses on your family’s specific needs, priorities and preferences. You will have more control over your own process, identifying the subjects to be addressed, discussing different perspectives, developing alternatives, and make good decisions. Sue Brown and the Collaborative attorneys with whom she works are specially trained and can offer years of experience to guide you in creating an agreement that will allow you and your family to move forward with confidence.