I am dedicated to guiding my clients through an effective dispute resolution process. Collaborative Divorce and Mediation both allow and encourage you to negotiate in good faith, with courtesy and respect, in a safe environment. These processes minimize the negative impacts of separation and give you an opportunity to maintain a working relationship, enabling continuing communication. I understand that going through a separation is a difficult emotional journey; I offer sensitivity and support through the negotiation process along with my legal advice.
Collaborative divorce, also referred to as collaborative law or collaborative practice, is a process whereby separating spouses and their collaboratively-trained lawyers agree to work together respectfully (collaborate) to create the best possible solution for the family as everyone transitions out of the marriage.
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. Like collaborative law, the mediation process uses interest-based negotiations: the parties look beneath the surface to each party's goals, fears or concerns, all of which are referred to as interests.
+ From the Clients
I have been a client of Joelle’s for a couple of years now. She has helped me through one of the toughest times of my life, and I could not have done it without her. Her guidance and support through a difficult mediation and divorce was invaluable. More than a lawyer, Joelle has become a trusted advisor and friend.