Cincinnati Ohio Collaborative Family Law and Divorce

Loretta Marie Helfrich represents clients in the Collaborative Law divorce process, which is an out of court problem solving approach to address:

  • The need for peaceful resolution of child custody
  • Visitation
  • Parental rights
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Financial issues

Utilizing the collaborative process in a family law action involves a commitment to settling a dispute without resorting to litigation or threats of litigation. The lawyers chosen by the divorcing spouses are retained to help them reach a divorce settlement and act more as advisors and counselors than as lead negotiators or litigators.

The object of collaborative divorce is for the spouses to maintain control of the process with the lawyers present as legal resources. Divorcing couples are encouraged to take a mature, cooperative, non-combative approach to child custody, child support, spousal support / alimony, and marital property issues. A basic principle of Collaborative Family Law is a commitment to resolving issues without the threat of court action. The spouses in a collaborative divorce enter into a written agreement at the outset. The agreement sets forth their commitment to the Collaborative divorce process. Some of the benefits of collaborative family law include:

  • A commitment to cooperation and communication, which helps reduce emotional conflict of divorce
  • Spouses retain control of the process, and they are more likely to feel satisfied with the outcome of their divorce
  • Accountants, appraisers, and other experts are hired by both parties, which reduces overall expense
  • Spouses shape the form of the marital settlement agreement, which diminishes conflict and keeps children out of the dispute
  • Spouses enjoy additional privacy and confidentiality, which reduces fear and anxiety

LMH Law Office, LLC. represents families utilizing the divorce collaborative process in the Cincinnati, Ohio metropolitan area, including Cincinnati, Batavia, Mason, Milford, Westchester and other communities Warren County, Clermont County, Butler County, and Hamilton County.