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Collaborative Divorce Attorney in Westlake Village

How Does Collaborative Divorce Work?

Collaborative divorce is an alternate form divorce resolution that serves as a lower-cost and less time-consuming method of dissolving a marriage. While there are other forms of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, collaborative divorce is another way to divorce without getting the courts involved.

If you have any questions about how collaborative divorce may benefit your case, please contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff today. I am a skilled Westlake Village divorce lawyer and am well-prepared to see your divorce case through to completion, no matter how complex the situation may be.

Why Should I Choose Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative divorce allows both spouses the chance to discuss the issues that they face, troubleshoot the problem, and negotiate on a plan to smooth over those disputes. Perhaps the largest drawback to choosing this method is wondering whether or not your spouse will be warm to collaborative divorce or negotiation, or if they would rather hash it out in court. If this is the case, then it may not be worth it to take this route.

However, these are some of the benefits of collaborative divorce:

  • Time-saving
  • The setting is open, fair, and informal
  • Much less costly, as there are no court fees involved
  • You choose how you wish to negotiate the outcome
  • The information remains private and confidential
  • You decide how you want to handle disputes that occur post-settlement

If collaborative divorce appears to be much simpler than a traditional divorce, you may be wondering if it is worthwhile to hire an attorney. As a Westlake divorce lawyer, I can offer support and advocacy, whether or not your case is handled in the courtroom. When it comes to collaborative divorce, the ultimate goal is to make sure that you receive what is rightfully yours.

Contact My Firm Today!

Understandably, you and your spouse may come to a stalemate or find it difficult to come to a compromise. Part of my mission is to help you and your spouse come to a meeting of the minds, with the hope that the solution we come up with is fair and suits both of your respective needs. As always, you can contact me, Attorney Jeffrey S. Graff. I have more than 35 years of experience serving clients in Westlake Village. I am here to sit down with you to discuss your concerns and walk you through them.

Let’s get started today—call me to schedule your free appointment.

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Happy Clients

  • He understands family dynamics because he has experience working with many different types!

    “Jeff is very kind and always takes time to listen to my issues and questions. He is very professional. Jeff is always prepared for court and his experience is obvious when you see that all the judges know him and regard him with great esteem. Jeff understands family dynamics because he has experience working with many different types of issues which characterized my case. If you would like to be able to trust that your lawyer is going to resolve your issue to the best possible outcome while being professional and courteous, Jeff Graff is the attorney for you.”

    Paul

  • Mr. Graff, thank you so very much for all you have done for me and my family.

    “I am writing this to let you know how much I appreciate all your past services in completing my divorce and inter-spousal transfer deed! I want to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for your expertise, patience, and professionalism during a very difficult time in my life.Thanks to you taking good care of my case, I refinanced my home in March of this year, and finally have the new deed in my name! This blessing is because you agreed to take my case and you and your staff completed the transaction through the end ... thank you! Mr. Graff, thank you so very much for all you have done for me and my family I am very appreciative and wanted you to know.”

    Former Client

  • I felt that he always had my best interest in mind!

    “I selected Jeff to represent me because he specialized divorce cases and had worked with the Ventura County judges for many years. He was very patient with me as dealt with the emotions of getting a divorce after a 19-year marriage, and helped me through the terrible stress of facing my ex-spouse and being in the courtroom. He gave me very good advice on how to manage the property settlement, especially on when I should capitulate and when I should hold my ground. I felt that he always had my best interest in mind (rather than just collecting his fee) and worked diligently to bring the case to a fair conclusion.”

    Mrs. M

  • In a very difficult time in my life, Mr. Graff provided excellent service to me.

    “In a very difficult time in my life, Mr. Graff provided excellent service to me. Patient with my process, he was always prompt to return my calls, and gave me realistic advice. While other lawyers might be evasive in an effort to prolong the process (hence their fees), Mr. Graff was straightforward and eager to conclude the proceedings quickly in an effort to minimize my pain.”

    Melissa

  • His team helped restore hope into our family in a time of uncertainty. That alone make Jeff a fantastic attorney aside from his knowledgeable legal skills.

    “Jeff and his team are by far the best to work with. His staff is kind, courteous, and he is excellent at getting the job done in a timely fashion. He is very straight forward and makes it easy to understand what is going on step by step in your case. His experience and insight into the family law field is excellent. Jeff and his office have helped my family tremendously and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for family law help. If you wants to be sure it is done correct the first time and that your family's best interest are always cared for, he is the guy. His team helped restore hope into our family in a time of uncertainty. That alone make Jeff a fantastic attorney aside from his knowledgeable legal skills.”

    Catherine