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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

  • I highly recommend!

    “My experience with Jeff's expertise was non other than A-one! He tackled my case swiftly and efficiently with the utmost professionalism. I highly recommend!”

    Former Client

  • I have faith in Jeffery Graff.

    “I am a battered woman. Jeffrey saw this when I walked in a year ago to hire him to get a divorce. I was not ready. I thought I could save my 27yr marriage. He knew I would be back when I was ready. He never pushed me to follow through, he waited for me to make to be ready for the long haul. I finally did it! I got tired of being abused in so many ways. Jeffery is a very patient man. I know he will take care of me!!!!! So far so good. I know he is going to keep me in my house for now or ever. He was honest and said we may have to sell but I know the job will get done in my best interest!”

    Former Client

  • I cannot give Jeffrey Graff enough accolades.

    “I knew Jeffrey personally as a proud family man and a pillar of the community with an stellar reputation as a family/divorce attorney. When my daughter was going through her divorce and had several bad experiences with two attorneys, in the Westlake Village area, I recommended Jeffery to her. After meeting with us to discuss the situation and issues, Jeffery and his staff went to work, we went to court, Jeffery not only got the results my daughter had hoped for, but also managed to have the opposing party cover his fees, he is beyond knowledgeable, professional and fair, he's brilliant at what he does and worth every penny. I have since recommended Jeffrey to all my friends and acquaintances who need legal help and will continue to do so. I cannot give Jeffrey Graff enough accolades and thanks for his help and exceptional negotiating skill in settling the case, thank you, again.”

    Dianne R.

  • 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

  • He worked efficiently to get the best and honest result for my family in child support matters.

    “I chose Mr. Graff to represent me in my divorce since he was also knowledgeable with bankruptcy law. He promptly returned phone calls, was quite helpful and consistent in advising me. He knew and understood my case and was very professional in representing me. Furthermore, I knew he was well respected in the courtroom and by other attorneys. He worked efficiently to get the best and honest result for my family in child support matters. I would absolutely hire him again and definitely recommend him to anyone in need of family law representation.”