Collaborative Divorce

Westchester County and Putnam County Collaborative Divorce Lawyer

Weschester Family Law Attorney

Representing Families in a Cooperative Divorce Process

When seeking a divorce, it is not necessary to rush to the courthouse. Alternative dispute resolution is a process that allows you to fully participate in decision-making instead of leaving decisions up to a judge. The law office of Jessica Bacal, Esq., PC, provides Westchester County clients with a cooperative approach to dealing with a divorce.

With over 20 years of experience as a divorce attorney, mediator and collaborative divorce lawyer, attorney Jessica Bacal can help with the dignified and respectful dissolution of your marriage. She is committed to standing by clients throughout the entire divorce proceedings and any subsequent issues that may arise in relation to the divorce, including modifications of any court orders.

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative law is a process that enables spouses to reach agreement with the assistance of their counsel by respectful compromise and negotiation. During a collaborative divorce, the spouses and their attorneys, and any other professionals working with the family, such as a child advocate, agree to resolve all issues of their case without resort to emotionally-charged court proceedings. The decisions that are made and the agreements that are crafted through this process are intended to be considerate of and reasonable for members of the entire family.

Some of the issues that are addressed through a collaborative divorce can include:

  • Child custody and Access Schedules for visitation
  • Child support
  • Alimony (spousal maintenance/spousal support)
  • Property division

Extensively trained in mediation and collaborative divorce techniques, attorney Jessica Bacal can walk clients through the process of reaching a divorce resolution that avoids is beneficial to all parties. The collaborative divorce is an advantageous option for clients with children. The cooperative way in which the divorce is resolved can help the children better adjust to the changes that are being made to their lives. Also, when children see parents working together, it allows them to emotionally accept the divorce without the need to assess blame.

To schedule an appointment for a confidential consultation, contact the firm by e-mail or telephone (914-767-9290). The office is open during regular business hours, with evening and weekend consultations available by appointment.

Located just a few blocks from the Metro North train station in downtown Mt. Kisco, the office is situated at 61 Smith Avenue in a charming Victorian home converted to office space, near the Northern Westchester Hospital Center, with ample parking behind the building.