This is the inaugural post to the Quaid & Quaid LLC. Family Law Blog It is our humble objective to be brief, informative, and sometimes witty, while providing information to those who seek same. The tenor of our posts will be consistent with our view that divorce and other family law disputes do not have to proceed as contentious Rambo style litigation.
This blog will endeavor to educate our clients and others on the use of the Collaborative Law model for dispute resolution, as well as how traditional litigation pursued ethically can allow families to reach amicable settlement of each side’s concerns and goals, thus resolving issues without taking an unnecessarily harsh tone or exacting a toll on the litigants or their loved ones.
It is our opinion, based upon over 66 years combined experience, that the exceptionally unique and personal circumstances of our clients’ and their families’ lives are best resolved in a safe, structured and private collaborative setting, allowing the clients to make the resolution process fit their needs and conform to their lives without being fought in a public forum through “one size fits no one” litigation. Litigation is a process designed for event based disputes between strangers or those who will never have to deal with each other again in the future. Traditional litigation is wholly inadequate for the resolution of relation based disputes, such as a marriage, and further lacking appropriateness if the participants have children together or other bonds that will tie them together in the future, such as common friends, business associates, or business ownership. Even if litigation is the chosen path, except in the rarest of cases, it should never resemble traditional “do or die” civil litigation. While we encourage our clients to strongly consider collaborative law as an option, we also believe it is our professional responsibility to make all attempts to bring them through any litigation process focused on insuring that divorce does not destroy them or their families.