Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group

55 No. Bridge Ave
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701, United States
Contact: AnnaMaria Pittella, President
Phone: 732-842-6939
Areas of Practice
  • Association
  • Collaborative Law

Practice/Organization Description

Founded in 2005, the JSCLG is a business organization created to provide a platform for the implementation, development and promotion of the use of the collaborative legal process to resolve divorces and other family law related disputes. The group brings together matrimonial attorneys, financial professionals and mental health professionals to foster the growth of the collaborative divorce process in New Jersey.

The first organization of its kind in New Jersey, the members of the JSCLG consider themselves pioneers in the field of collaborative law here in New Jersey. Indeed, the JSCLG initiated application and was the driving force behind the promulgation of Opinion 699 by the New Jersey Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, one of the first comprehensive ethics opinions issued anywhere in the nation supporting the concept of collaborative law divorces.

The JSCLG sponsors lectures, training seminars and media efforts to educate practicing collaborative professionals and the general public about the benefits of collaborative law. In addition, the JSCLG sponsors authorship of various articles and educational materials for publication in legal and professional journals to promote the practice of collaborative law.

With a focus on Monmouth and Ocean Counties, but a goal to foster the development of collaborative practice statewide, the JSCLG website provides a one stop portal listing contact information for attorneys, financial professionals, and mental health professionals who meet the group's stringent training requirements covering both collaboration and mediation training to assure competent, quality representation to divorcing couples.

Benefits of collaborative divorce include:

* Husbands and wifes, assisted by trained attorneys, reach a settlement with minimal antagonism.

Continuing conflict aggravates existing painful emotions.

* A structured and controlled setting encourages trust and objectivity in the negotiations.

* Legal costs can be contained.

* Parties can protect children's feelings and interests.

* Since there are no public hearings, confidentiality is more easily maintained.

* Attorneys and spouses can craft more creative property agreements and custodial arrangements.

* Negotiations occur in a neutral environment and on a timetable agreed upon by the parties.

* Agreements can be reached more efficiently.

* Parties agree to settle at the outset, in a process conducive to helping them heal and move forward.

Professional Associations & Memberships

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

This profile may constitute attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Any correspondence with this profile holder does not constitute a client/attorney relationship. Neither the content on this profile nor transmissions between you and the profile holder through this profile are intended to provide legal or other advice or to create an attorney-client relationship.

"My best business intelligence,
in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
Sign up using*

Already signed up? Log in here

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.