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Divorce Attorney in Poughkeepsie, NY

We're Different. We're Certified Collaborative Divorce Attorneys.

Are you looking for a more humane and dignified way to get through the often-stressful experience of a divorce in Dutchess County? The divorce process requires many decisions concerning sensitive and personal issues, from child custody and parenting plans to how you will divide marital property and debt. 

These issues can be divisive and subject to emotionally charged considerations. Having the guidance of a divorce attorney trained in facilitating discussions and problem-solving as opposed to contentious litigation through the courts can be invaluable.

Why Work With Us?

At McCabe, Coleman, Ventosa & Patterson, PLLC, you can work with a Poughkeepsie-certified collaborative divorce lawyer who can help minimize the turmoil of this process. Collective certification is rare among divorce lawyers in general. Our divorce lawyers are proud to offer this more positive, private, and less expensive option to our clients in the greater Poughkeepsie area. 

At our firm, backed by 200 years of combined legal experience, you will have the legal guidance you need to reach agreeable settlements and solutions for all issues you face in your NY divorce.

Looking for a more amicable way to end your marriage? Contact McCabe, Coleman, Ventosa & Patterson PLLC to schedule an initial and complimentary consultation about Poughkeepsie collaborative divorce.  

What is Collaborative Divorce in Poughkeepsie?

In a collaborative divorce, you and your spouse agree to settle issues regarding your divorce without courtroom intervention or by threatening to engage in litigation which is an adversarial process.

Instead, you and your spouse will agree to work with one another to create your divorce issue agreements. You will be in charge and control the process as opposed to a judge with little knowledge of you, your spouse, your family, and your circumstances. The process is done through collaboration based on your agreement to cooperate.

You, your spouse, and your respective family law attorneys serving Poughkeepsie will be committed to resolving the issues as fairly and equitably as possible through negotiation.

The divorce issues that will need to be resolved in any divorce may include:

  • Child custody, visitation, and parenting plans
  • Child support
  • How marital property, assets, and debts will be divided
  • Spousal support (alimony)
  • Any other issues relevant to the disentangling of your marriage and household

Collaborative divorce attorneys are trained in facilitating positive communication, in reducing conflict, and in helping you stay on track in problem solving your way through the issues until you reach mutually-acceptable solutions. The threat of litigation is not allowed to be used as a tool in the negotiations. If the negotiations fail utterly, you and your spouse will need to find other attorneys to litigate your divorce.

In a collaborative divorce, you and your spouse will make a full disclosure concerning all aspects of your divorce and may need to use other experts, such as accountants, appraisers, or child specialists, in your quest to come to fair agreements. This is especially beneficial where children are involved as they will not be forced to undergo court-ordered forensic evaluations. It will also avoid the emotional toll that parental conflict can have on children and teenagers.

Talk to a Divorce Lawyers Serving Poughkeepsie Today

The benefits of the collaborative process are many, including its privacy, cost-effectiveness, speed, and the control you maintain over how your life will be constructed after your divorce. Communication is key to the process. Having a trained divorce attorney in this endeavor can make all the difference in how efficiently it is handled; our divorce attorney has valuable experience in bringing New York individuals safely and sanely through divorce collaboration.

Reach out to our Dutchess County divorce lawyers at (845) 209-1355 to learn more about the collaborative process today. 


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