Collaborative lawyers have an attorney-client retainer agreement that confirms their collaborative law arrangement, including a promise to try in good faith to resolve the dispute without resort to litigation, and that if the matter goes to court the attorneys for both sides will be disqualified from any further participation.
Collaborate or Litigate? Now a choice in Alaska.
Since 1988, and through my having both litigated and settled hundreds of cases, I have witnessed the real life, enduring harm of family law cases processed through litigation. I have too-often watched avoidable waste of money, time and energy. I have also shared in the work of divorce and custody matters that the parties controlled, instead of a judge, through a growing option now available in Alaska: Collaborative Law.
I am an Attorney member of the Alaska Association of Collaborative Professionals (AKACP) and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). I practice Family Law/Domestic Relations exclusively in Alaska.
Is Collaborative Law a fit for everyone? No. However, the Collaborative Law approach might be the right choice for you and your family. To learn more, contact Ryan Roley and read a few of my blogs on to my website, which is dedicated to Collaborative Law (http://ryanroley.com). Also, read profiles of other member-lawyers, mental health professionals (MHPs) and financial professionals (FPs) available on our AKACP site.
Collaborative Law: Transforming how people resolve conflict to achieve a more healthy future for clients and families.
I am glad that you have found your way to the website of the Alaska Association of Collaborative Professionals. You can find additional helpful information at www.collaborativepractice.com.
Collaborative law provides an excellent alternative approach to addressing divorce, child custody and other family disputes that are traditionally handled by the legal system. Divorce is an emotional process, and it can be emotionally, legally and financially overwhelming. If not handled well, it can be stressful or even damaging to your children.
Working through the collaborative process allows you to actively participate in shaping your own future, whether you are working with me or with other collaborative professionals that you will find on this website. Collaborative team members will help you to identify what is most important for you, in a respectful, supportive process that will spare you from the cost and uncertainty of ongoing legal battles.
I have 32 years of experience, working almost exclusively in the areas of divorce, child custody and adoption. I handle both trial court matters and appeals.