Collaborative Law in Rochester, New York
"Separation, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Maintenance":
....some of the most frightening words we know.
Images of anger and hatred and fighting over what we hold most dear. We do not know how to prevent families from coming apart, but we can make the process less destructive.
Collaborative Law gives parties a chance to come together in a respectful and cooperative atmosphere to resolve disputes that affect them and their children.
Collaborative Law is private. The parties control their decision making process rather than relying on Judges or clerks making decisions that will control their lives.
Collaborative Law keeps children in the center of our concerns rather than in the middle of a conflict.
Collaborative Law gives couples a chance to discuss their issues with the benefit of attorneys who are trained in dispute resolution rather than competitive combat. Where necessary, we can use other professionals who help us resolve economic issues or child custody issues or improve the communication necessary to find a settlement. The Collaborative Team is adjusted to serve the needs of the family at the most efficient, lowest cost possible.
Michael T. Hagelberg has over thirty years experience as a matrimonial and family attorney. Michael has devoted his practice to Collaborative Law and has conducted numerous trainings for Collaborative attorneys, mental health professionals and financial specialists.
He is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and is a board member of the Collaborative Law Association of the Rochester Area.
Michael T. Hagelberg, Esq. 70 Linden Oaks Rochester, NY 14625