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Envision your future, and Ms. Pacetti will help guide you there.


Please contact Pamela M. Pacetti for a free 10 minute phone consultation.

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How does Collaborative Divorce work?

Each party retains an experienced family law attorney trained in the Collaborative Process.  Both spouses and their lawyers sign a Participation Agreement with a commitment to these core elements:


  • Resolve the family law matter in an atmosphere of honesty, co-operation, integrity and professionalism focused on your future well-being and the well-being of your family
  • Maintain open and honest communication and information sharing 
  • Protect the privacy, respect and dignity of all involved
  • Negotiate a mutually-acceptable settlement without having the court decide
  • Create customized solutions tending to the priorities and interest of all

Collaborative Family Law

By removing the threat of litigation and fostering a climate of open communication and cooperation, a Collaborative Divorce promotes genuine, mutual understanding when dealing with delicate issues surrounding the family.  Within this framework, supported by their attorneys’ family law experience and problem-solving vision, parties give each other and themselves the freedom to shape their future during and after the divorce.  

Also known as Divorce with Dignity, No-Court Divorce, Peaceful Divorce.

Collaborative Divorce offers you and your spouse the support, protection and guidance of your own lawyers without going to court. Frequently, other professionals such as child and financial specialists and divorce coaches are engaged in the process. 

Pamela M. Pacetti is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Cutting Edge Law (formerly, The International Alliance of Holistic Attorneys). Recognizing that each family is unique, she provides sensitive, competent and creative assistance to clients in transition.

Divorce, child custody, visitation, child or spousal support – no matter what family law issues you face, the Collaborative Process is available as a meaningful alternative to litigation.

         

Will the Collaborative Process work for me?

Yes.  If you are interested in a process centered around you and the needs of your family – one that creates customized solutions with the guidance and experience of your lawyer and other professionals, as well as one that allows you to envision a healthful future with the tools to achieve it – then the Collaborative Process is the wisest choice for resolving your family law matter.

Collaborative Divorce is gaining worldwide popularity because the process:
  • Encourages parties to work together to resolve differences
  • ​Provides a meaningful alternative to traditional litigation for all family matters
  • ​​Promotes solution development rather than entrenchment of animosity