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Collaborative Law

Collaboration and mediation put divorcing spouses in control, instead of passing on the decision-making responsibility to a judge. The objective of the process is to secure client-negotiated results in the form of child custody and other agreements where they have a say in the resolution.

Collaborative Negotiations That Put Washington Residents In Control

Most collaborative negotiations involve family law with a small amount of dealing with business disputes and other legal matters. For 25 years, this method of resolving legal disputes has become the most efficient, cost-effective and respectful ways to resolve divorces.

Those involved in collaborative negotiations often find solutions quickly and inexpensively. The process also facilitates future relationships between the two divorcing spouses. When children are involved, emotional matters and trauma are minimized.

A Trained, Skilled And Experienced Pierce County Mediation Attorney

Mediation is a voluntary process where the divorcing spouses and a mediator work toward a solution. The mediator does not represent either party, and typically has training or experience in facilitating the process. While the process is nonbinding, a written agreement between the two is binding with petitions completed that lead to court orders.

Thomas A. Cena focuses his mediation practice on a "facilitative interest-based" approach. He attempts to achieve the best possible outcome with respect to each participant's full interests and the issues before him or her.

If mediation fails to resolve the divorce-related issues, the divorcing husband and wife must seek separate legal representation from other lawyers.

Contact Attorney Thomas A. Cena Today

To schedule an initial consultation with an experienced Tacoma collaborative law attorney, fill out the firm's intake form or call 253-666-9178. Thomas A. Cena is available from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. He will also meet with clients on evenings and weekends by appointment. All major credit cards are accepted.

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Thomas A. Cena
3929 Bridgeport Way West
Suite 304
University Place, WA 98466

Phone: 253-666-9178
Phone: 253-572-5120
Fax: 253-593-4503
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