If you are committed to resolving your divorce without litigation, but feel that mediation is too "neutral" and that you “want someone on your side,” you may want to do your divorce collaboratively.
Ms. Virk was initially trained as a Collaborative Practitioner in 2005.
If you retain Ms. Virk for collaborative representation, Ms. Virk will be in your corner as you, with your spouse and his or her attorney, all work towards an out of court settlement of your case.
Especially if you have children, you may find that through the collaborative process you and your spouse can gain insight into how to deal with some of the emotional dynamics affecting your family relationship. Through a series of four-way meetings, which may include the involvement of a neutral financial analyst and/or a neutral mental health specialist, we'll work with your spouse and his or her attorney to determine what will work best for you and your family.
To learn more, read Rachel Virk's articles Benefits of Collaborative Divorce and When Is Collaboration the Most Appropriate Method of Dispute Resolution in Divorce? or check out her book, The Four Ways of Divorce.