Wherever possible, I will always recommend a low-conflict, cooperative approach to resolving family matters. Separations, disagreements over custody or other parenting issues are highly stressful and can leave people feeling vulnerable and exhausted. Pursuing a collaborative process or mediation can help restore clients’ sense of control as well as dial down the tension.
That said, everyone’s circumstances are unique and a cooperative approach is not always the best path to an agreement. When you cannot negotiate a separation agreement you may need to go to Court. Litigation counsel will be able to represent your rights and interests in Court.