Our family services include the following:
• Help Avoid Divorce - Marital Mediation
• Keep Divorce Peaceful - Collaborative Divorce
• Create Post-Nuptial Agreements
• Establish Paternity
• Secure Child Support, Child Custody, Alimony
• Modify Agreements
Family Disputes - Resolved Peacefully!
Marital Mediation or Collaborative Divorce
Francoeur Law Firm understands that family matters are a very sensitive subject and can bring a great deal of stress to your life. Therefore, it is imperative that you find the right attorney who understands your needs. We listen to our clients’ needs to understand their frustrations and help them find the right solution.
We offer marital mediation for those couples who wish to stay married and for those who want to divorce peacefully. Mediation is different from family counseling and does not try to analyze who is at fault or who is to blame. Instead, marital mediation focuses on brainstorming practical solutions. Because marital mediation does not involve any therapy or family analysis, it is often a preferred method of saving a marriage. A mediator does not represent either side - unlike an attorney. Instead, mediation is a neutral process of facilitating the communication between both partners to come to an amicable and practical solution that both parties can be happy about. If you and your partner both ask yourselves how you can avoid divorce, or if you want to have a peaceful divorce process, you may want to contact us for a consultation about our mediation services. Please visit the websites of the Council on Family Mediation for more information on Marital Mediation. Please contact Francoeur Law Firm for a consultation if you are in need of marital mediation to help save your marriage.
If you do not have children and no home or other valuable property to fight about, mediation can also be a cost effective means to get a divorce. Both spouses will mediate an amicable divorce agreement outside of court. The judge merely has to sign off on the agreement. This process is faster, cheaper and more peaceful than the traditional divorce where both sides have attorneys fighting each other.
If you are certain that you want to seek a divorce but want to ensure that the children's interests are prioritized, we also offer collaborative divorce services in which both parties try to peacefully negotiate a win-win situation for all family members involved instead of trying to fight each other during the already very emotional process. A collaborative divorce can help preserve the long-term peace within the family. Savings in time and money are also often possible. Talk to us to review your options.