Separating Together

In 2001 after concluding that litigation did not serve families well, Jeff co-founded the first family collaborative practice group in Wake County and one of the first in North Carolina – Separating Together.

Jeff appreciated the fact that in the collaborative setting his clients could control their outcome, unlike in the adversarial process, and walk away with a more satisfactory resolution.

At Separating Together, the member attorneys recommend that couples learn about a spectrum of divorce processes that are less intrusive and less adversarial than the traditional divorce process. Each of the Separating Together member attorneys is dedicated to supporting and working with divorcing clients to develop legally binding strategies for co-parenting and financial security in a collaborative, cooperative, and non-adversarial process.

Why Collaborative Divorce?

The path to divorce can seem like a confusing and uncharted course. Questions and uncertainties can feel overwhelming. Attorneys are considered to be the guides along this course. What few people realize, however, is that when they hire an attorney, they are typically signing on for a particular divorce process.

There are several processes for getting a divorce, and attorneys often choose the one with which they are most familiar. The process that suits the attorney, however, may or may not be the process that a couple going through divorce would choose if given the option.