Family conflicts can be especially unsettling because they affect us in a very personal way, and they affect the people we care most about. Many people encounter family conflict and feel overwhelmed and powerless. They assume that calling a lawyer means fighting it out in court. They picture themselves in heated courtroom disputes, and they anticipate that solutions must be handed down by judges.
Fortunately, this is not the case. Now more than ever, families have alternative dispute resolution tools available to them. These tools give them greater power to resolve conflict and greater control over the solutions created.
At our law firm in New Rochelle, our lawyers use tools like Collaborative Law and mediation to empower our clients. We advocate putting the needs of children first, respecting the parties and alleviating the stress and agony families in conflict experience.
Many clients approach our law firm for help at the very beginning stages of divorce — sometimes when they are even just thinking about divorce. If you need more information about divorce, you can schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Westchester divorce attorneys, even if you never end up filing.
A Different Kind Of Law Firm
With its emphasis on smart, collaborative and fair resolutions, our firm is a different kind of law firm. Our clients are not stuck with aggressive litigation tactics that eat away all their savings and embroil the children in nasty battles between parents. We know there is a better way. We reject contentious legal disputes and empower our clients to use collaboration and conversation to reach results that are right for their families.
How do we do this? We support our clients in the creation of solutions for family law issues, including divorce, child custody and financial disputes. We also provide guidance in legal matters that affect families, including estate planning and business matters.
It is not uncommon for our clients to be high-income earners — individuals with significant money, property and assets. Whether as the main income earner for the family or as the supportive spouse, if you are involved in a high-asset divorce, we can provide the guidance you need to ensure asset division and asset protection is handled in a fair manner.
Katherine Eisold Miller, A Leader In Collaborative Divorce
Our founding attorney Katherine Eisold Miller is at the forefront of the Collaborative Divorce movement. She has been a guest speaker on national television and radio stations and has been quoted in national publications such as the New York Times and Money Magazine. She blogs regularly for the Huffington Post. She has taught extensively, leading seminars and serving as an adjunct law professor, and has made it her mission to educate the public about the importance of choosing a way to get divorced once the decision to divorce or separate is made.
Our law firm is AV Preeminent-rated* under Martindale Hubbell's peer review system, and Ms. Miller has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers magazine, 2013 and 2014.
Contact our law office in New Rochelle, New York, by calling 914-246-2954 for a confidential consultation about your divorce or other family law matters. Attorneys at our New Rochelle office serve clients throughout Westchester and White Plains. We also have Manhattan and Brooklyn offices that serve clients in New York City.
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.