Nashville Collaborative Law
Moving Forward through Alternative Dispute Resolution
Collaborative law is a form of alternative dispute resolution in which clients sign an agreement to resolve their dispute without going to court. In the collaborative divorce practice, attorneys, specially trained in collaborative dispute resolution, represent clients who desire to work out a mutually acceptable agreement without court intervention. This includes prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, marital dissolution agreements, and parenting plans.
In collaborative law, parties agree to fully disclose information relating to their assets and debts. As a result, the collaborative process ordinarily does not involve formal discovery. If necessary, other professionals trained in collaborative law, such as mental health professionals, divorce coaches, child specialists, and financial professionals, can be brought in to assist the parties in negotiating an agreement. If parties are unable to reach an agreement through the collaborative process, they agree to retain new counsel going forward.
At Lindsey Amonette Nemer + Glassford, PLLC we are pleased to assist our clients in the process of moving families forward by offering collaborative law as an alternative to litigation or mediation. Our attorneys are all trained in collaborative dispute resolution and committed to representing clients in this process.
“Joshua Lindsey handled my case with compassion and professionalism from day one. He is intelligent, but down to earth, and exudes a comforting confidence about the legal process. … He also had a terrific response rate when I needed to reach him, and asked repeatedly about me and my children; clearly, we were more than ‘just a case’ to him. Joshua is terrific, and I recommend him without reservation.”
“Kristen helped me navigate a very difficult divorce and bring it to an incredibly speedy and successful resolution. She worked carefully with me to make sure I understood what I could expect, helped me determine what was most important to me, and deliver exactly what I was hoping for. She became more than my attorney through the process, as her caring and follow-through were excellent. I’m hoping not to need her services anymore, but if I do, I know she will be prepared to squelch any drama my ex might attempt.”
“Grant represented me in a collaborative divorce process. He provided me with solid understanding in a world I knew almost nothing about before getting started. He was thorough in his preparation, respectful in all communications with me and with the other professionals involved. He was understanding of my specific situation, and he made himself available to fit my already full schedule. He gave me great advice from start to finish. I would recommend Grant without reservation, and I am completely satisfied with his representation.”
“I highly recommend Jake Nemer as a lawyer. He guided me through the process of divorcing my husband in a professional, yet kind and considerate manner. Jake was exceptional at laying out the steps of the process in a clear and concise manner. Any time I had questions or needed reassurance, Jake responded quickly and clearly. Getting a divorce is not simply a legal matter, and Jake was able to acknowledge the emotional aspect while helping me move through the process. For example, there were many times throughout the divorce process that I simply had no idea how to respond to my ex-husband’s emails. Jake was invaluable at handling many of the issues or offering suggestions as to how I could respond. As with many divorce cases, there were many moving pieces and much negotiating throughout the process. Jake spent time explaining various options and outcomes, so that I could make informed decisions regarding finances and custody of my children. It was also important to Jake that he knew what was important to me, and he was ready to listen and figure out ways to create a Marriage Dissolution Agreement and Parenting Plan that reflected my ideas. Finally, Jake was ready to take aggressive action when necessary, and I know that this helped the case come to a satisfactory conclusion for me. Again, Jake Nemer is an excellent lawyer that I would highly recommend.”
“Joshua Lindsey is both a professional yet caring lawyer. He cared about me, my divorce, my son and worked hard to get the best for me and my child. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this lawyer. Joshua is the perfect lawyer if you are looking for someone that will not only fight for you and your rights, but actually cares about you while you are working with him.”
“I recently went through a nasty divorce and Kristen helped me feel taken care of and “safe” from a legal standpoint. Friendly, sharp, efficient and incredibly knowledgeable about the subject matter, I would highly recommend her to anyone facing the same hard times. She is also bills extremely fair, which helped ease unnecessary stress during such a difficult time.”
“Grant took the time to explain all aspects of the divorce process before I had decided to take that route. Even at times when I lost faith in everything Grant would call and reassure me that it would be ok and he was on my side. He is a great man and an amazing attorney. Thanks Grant.”
“Jake represented me in a lengthy divorce process in 2014/15. His wisdom, guidance and patience was wonderful. Not only did he often think of creative approaches to resolve the inevitable conflict that happens in an ongoing divorce, but he was very open to suggestions from me for resolutions. Jake was kind but firm when I needed a lawyer to help me as a client sift through the emotions of the divorce process. He also has a great sense of humor. I am grateful that he was my lawyer and appreciated him getting me through a very tough process. I think he is one of the best!”