“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.” Abraham Lincoln
Instead of lines in the sand backed by threats, the Collaborative process brings the dissolution to a close respectfully. My collaborative practice meets the needs of both spouses, the children, and builds skills to maintain a relationship that survives the marriage.
I have been practicing family law in Santa Barbara for twenty- eight years. I bring to the collaborative process these years of legal experience, as well as, an understanding of the damage to families resulting from allowing the court to determine what is best for their children and how their family should go forward financially.
Stacy has been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist since 2004. She opened her practice to help families reduce conflict and minimize the negative effects of separation and divorce.