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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

  • Long story short, Jeff was able to get the monthly amount we paid cut down by more than half!!

    “Jeffrey handled my Family matter. Jeff is great!! He really helped me and my husband fight my husband’s ex. My husband got hurt at work and we were really having a tough time. My husband ex’s got a big child support order against my husband and we didn’t even know that she went to Jeffrey handled my family matter. Jeff is great!! He really helped me and my husband fight my husband’s ex-wife. My husband got hurt at work and we were really having a tough time. My husband ex-wife had a huge child support order against my husband and we didn’t even know that she went to court for that!! Then, she started coming after us for this big child support money every month. She wouldn’t even let her kids come over to visit with us and my kids, but just wanted the money and my husband wasn’t working. My co-worker went to Jeff for her divorce and she told me to call and talk to him. I am so thankful that I called him. I talked to him and he explained everything to me. I needed that because I didn’t know what to do. My husband and I met with him in his office. Jeff and the secretary were both so nice and very professional. I completely trust them! Long story short, Jeff was able to get the monthly amount my husband pays to his ex-wife cut down by more than half!! And on top of that got the judge to make my husband’s ex let the kids come and visit with my husband, who is still hurt, and my kids. Everything worked out so much better than I thought it could. I didn’t know we had a choice and that we could go to the judge to lower the support AND let us see the kids. I would recommend Jeff to anyone who need help with family law. Very Helpful.”

    Linda

  • 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

  • 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.”

    Kathy

  • 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