Peter is a clear, compassionate and knowledgeable attorney. He is dedicated to helping clients through the difficult transition from marriage to divorce by avoiding the difficulties of adversary proceedings and promoting collaboration and cooperative problem solving. In his law practice, Peter uses only Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce to resolve divorce agreements and complete the case. Cases are only accepted when both parties agree to use one of these settlement approaches to obtain a divorce..
Peter is a skilled facilitator and is committed to understanding the interests and helping meet the needs of each individual client. Peter has an M.Ed. Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Arizona. He has found that combining his counseling skills with collaborative approaches to problem solving is the most effective and client friendly way to resolve the legal issues of divorce (and legal separation) out of court.
The legal system can be far from an ideal venue for resolving family legal issues. For many, the traditional adversary culture of resorting to conflict-ridden negotiations and litigation is not a useful way to resolve disputes. The traditional focus on right/wrong, good/bad and win/lose is an impediment to resolution of conflict.
For this reason, cooperative settlement approaches help reduce the emotional and financial stress of divorce. Moreover, such approaches can aid clients in finding their way to healing and more settled lives after the divorce case is completed.
If you and your spouse are interested in using a cooperative approach to your divorce, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.