Matrimonial and Family Law

If you need to consult with a lawyer on any matter, call McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC for experienced and capable representation or a courteous referral to another qualified professional.

Divorce and Family Law

In the emotionally charged and stressful time of life when couples or families are embroiled in a breakup, there is often great pressure to handle these family issues in Court. The indignity, publicity, rigidity and insensitivity of Court-based family law processes makes for a generally expensive and unappealing process to many clients.

Our firm takes pride in offering a full spectrum of legal processes to afford the family law and matrimonial client choices as to how their relationships will be reorganized.

When lawyers inherently understand that most parties wish for a process and outcome that will ultimately prove to be sensible – from price to outcome – and with no design to intentionally damage a spouse or the kids, there are many more process options to offer clients than simply taking the case to Court.

Simple uncontested workouts, mediations, or full interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce processes are options we discuss, evaluate and promote besides litigation at our firm.

We take great pride in being able to offer sound family law advice in the context of multiple resolution methods.

Dan McCabe, as manager of the family law practice at our firm, has substantial experience in all aspects of family law. After the first 20+ years of practicing the traditional court-based resolutions, Mr. McCabe then studied mediation as an alternative dispute resolution process and has offered that choice for many years.

The mediation practice has now transitioned to the art of full collaborative law methods. The collaborative law practice is an evolved form of mediation – more robust – with a full interdisciplinary participation by mental health and financial professionals. This supportive and sensitive method of handling matrimonial/family conflict is a prime focus of our law office today.

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Our Family Law Attorneys

Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce & Dispute Resolution Association

Collaborative Divorce

During a divorce, decisions must be made while emotions run high. Our divorce attorneys can help facilitate the decision-making process by encouraging a collaborative approach, identifying issues, sheparding information and offering alternative solutions.

Divorce Mediation

Mediation is a voluntary alternative process our office offers to divorcing couples to resolve their conflicts while working together with a mediator/ facilitator in a non-adversarial setting.