Collaborative Practice/Interview with Karen Fenchel

  1. What motivated you to become involved in collaborative law?

family law attorneysI have been trained as a mediator since 1995.  I find that agreements are much more durable when negotiated by the parties rather than imposed on them by a judge.  I enjoy helping people in a confidential process that they control.

In mediation there are times when one or both of the parties feel uncomfortable and vulnerable.  In such a case one or both parties would be best served by the added support of their own legal advisor at their side. 

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