Attorney Jamie Schneier receives AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Attorney Jamie Schneier has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, AV Preeminent®, for legal ethics and ability. The rating is based on the recommendations of peers and serves as a testament that judges and fellow attorneys consider Mr. Schneier at the highest level of professional excellence. The AV rating, is awarded to less than five percent of all attorneys across the United States, and is the highest rating offered by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Introduction To Collaborative Divorce

In recent years, various alternative methods of divorce have been gaining currency among family law practitioners.  Collaborative divorce is one such method.  The aim of collaborative divorce is to reduce conflict while dissolving a marriage in a cooperative and respectful fashion.

In a traditional (or litigation-based) divorce, the members of the divorcing couple are positioned as opponents, with their respective attorneys competing on their behalf for rights and resources.  While this process is appropriate, and sometimes a necessity for some divorces, it can have a number of disadvantages.  Litigation is often costly, complicated, and acrimonious.  As traditional divorces are processed through the court system, they proceed along a timeline that is often cumbersome and inconvenient.  And since litigated divorce is a competitive process, it can breed mistrust and resentment.

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