Ready for a fresh approach to family law? I collaborate with clients who are ready to work towards a mutual solution outside the courtroom

The collaborative approach to family law isn’t about one party winning. It’s about two parties working together in a meaningful way. It’s about creating trust, reducing anxiety, and creating an atmosphere where the parties can hear each other's interests, needs, and concerns. This atmosphere creates the best, most durable results for all involved. Collaborative family law can be the beginning of the healing process.

Whether you work with individual lawyers in a Collaborative Divorce, or work with one neutral mediator, don’t let a judge who doesn’t know you decide your future. Collaborate with confidence and resolve conflict in a kinder way.

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Resolve conflict while remaining in control. In collaborative law, we work outside the courtroom to reach resolution so that both parties are satisfied with the result. From prenuptial agreements to divorce and parenting plans, see if collaborative law is the right fit for you.
A fair and unbiased approach to conflict resolution. As a mediator, I help both parties listen to each other, provide a framework for the issues needing resolution, facilitate negotiation, and document the agreements completely, clearly and concisely.
A la carte, custom services to help you accomplish your goals. Whether that help involves document preparation, conflict coaching, settlement negotiations, or a consultation, I can help — as little or as much as you need.
Nancy Retsinas

A note from Nancy

On January 1, 2015, I made a New Year’s Resolution—no more litigation. And I’ve kept it! After 25 years of practice, much of it in the courtroom, I now work exclusively outside of court. This has been an incredible change allowing my clients to work towards resolution in a humane way. For several years I practiced primarily as a litigator who sometimes settled my cases out of court, and as a mediator who sometimes was able to help people stay out of court. But after years of experiencing first hand the damage courtroom antics can do to families, I decided to give up my litigation gloves and put on my full-time peacemaking hat. Instead of focusing on a settlement in court that makes no one happy, I now spend my time promoting peaceful resolutions that meet all parties’ needs as much as possible.

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