Khalsa Law's Family practice provides a range of services to individuals and families. The Family practice is focused on clients seeking to divorce respectfully and through holistic means. While the firm will counsel clients regarding all options for obtaining a divorce, the firm strongly prefers to use negotiation, mediation, and collaborative processes to resolve the issues that arise in divorce.
Khalsa Law's Family Services Include:
- Custody and Support
- Parenting Plans
- Marital Agreements
- Divorce and Taxes
- Tax Counsel to Divorce Lawyers
Collaborative Divorce and Divorce Mediation
As a collaborative practice, Khalsa Law helps divorcing clients resolve conflict with solutions created by the parties themselves.
Using collaborative divorce and divorce mediation as tools, Khalsa Law will help you move through the divorce process with your integrity intact and able to begin the path forward with a framework governed by shared interests and mutual respect between the parties.
Collaborative Divorce is a voluntary client-centered process through which divorcing parties reach agreement without resorting to litigation. In a collaborative divorce,
- The parties sign a collaborative participation agreement describing the nature and scope of the matter;
- The parties voluntarily disclose all information relevant and material to the matter that must be decided;
- The parties agree to use good faith efforts in their negotiations to reach a mutually acceptable settlement;
- Each party must be represented by a lawyer whose representation terminates upon the undertaking of any contested court proceeding;
- The parties may engage mental health and financial professionals whose engagement terminates upon the undertaking of any contested court proceeding; and
- The parties may jointly engage other experts as needed.
Most importantly, the parties are free in a collaborative case to develop options based on their core values and interests and to craft an agreement that reflects those values and interests. The parties therefore have far more flexibility to create their income in a way that works for them, rather than be forced to accept the outcome of litigation: a judge's order that must conform to the narrow confines of the law. Parties in a collaborative process may also have the support of professionals in addition to their own lawyers, such as coaches, child specialists, and financial specialists.
Divorce Mediation is a process through which divorcing couples resolve the issues that arise in divorce with the assistance of a neutral third-party mediator. Like the collaborative process, mediation gives couples the flexibility to resolve issues according to their own values and needs and is a cost-effective way for couples to reach agreement over some of the issues that may divide them.