Family Law

We focus on assisting individuals who are experiencing family related difficulties to resolve their problems in a manner that is least disruptive to their lives. To that end, we help individuals develop innovative and practical solutions for a variety of family related issues.

  • Marriage Contracts

  • Cohabitation Agreements

  • Separation Agreements

  • Parenting Plans

  • Child Support

  • Spousal Support

  • Division of property

  • Divorce



Charlotte practices Collaborative Family Law which is a co-operative approach to negotiating and settling family related issues and disputes. There are some important differences between the collaborative and traditional approach:


  • Both ex-spouses agree to stay out of court.

  • There is a voluntarily exchange of all relevant information.

  • There is a commitment to co-operate and be respectful.

  • The focus is on crafting solutions that consider everyone involved.

  • The sole objective is to reach an efficient, fair and comprehensive settlement of all issues.


The Collaborative Approach has Many Benefits:


  • You and your former partner work together to find viable solutions that are situation specific.  This can be done in four-way meetings with your respective lawyers. It can also be done with you in the background, providing instruction, but preferring not to be involved in face-to-face meetings.

  • The process is less stressful for your children because there is less conflict between the parents.

  • You and your ex-partner have control over both the process and the outcome.

  • The process is generally less costly and more efficient than litigation.