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Anne Arundel Collaborative Professionals

Mar 20, 2014 03:55PM ● By Cate Reynolds
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Collaborative Divorce ~ The Future Is Now

Collaborative Divorce is a refined approach to divorce with the express intention of avoiding the stress and trauma of litigation. In Collaborative Divorce, couples and their attorneys agree in advance not to litigate. If either party ignores the agreement and goes to court, both attorneys resign from the case. Unlike an adversarial divorce, Collaborative Divorce uses a team approach; you, your spouse, your lawyer and your spouse’s lawyer all working collaboratively. Sometimes the team is expanded to include a Child Specialist, a Divorce Coach, a Financial Advisor or others who help develop a plan to serve the family’s interests.

Collaborative Professionals locally:

Michael Malone is a family law attorney and mediator in Crofton. 301-261-0005 or

Susan Wyckoff -– 125 West Street, 4th Floor,Annapolis, MD 21401. 410-268-6600.

Marla Zide – Family Law, including: divorce, custody, child support, protective orders and adoptions. 410-760-9433 or

Judith Billage – all areas of family law, adoptions, wills & estates. 410-263-8411, 1831 Forest Drive, suite F,Annapolis, MD 21401.

Kendall Summers, Esq. – Attorney, Annapolis, MD – complex divorce, custody, property, support, mediation and litigation.410-224-4677.

Anita C. Deger – also mediates divorce in Annapolis. Contact her at 410-974-9294 or or through her website,

David A. Simison – also mediates family, real estate and business matters in Annapolis. 410.268.7787.

Patricia A. Cummings, LCSW-C Child Specialist; Divorce Coach; Mediates Child Access; Child & Adult Therapist.410-349-1170.

Timothy J. Mummert – also mediates divorce, family, wills and estates. 410-766-1100. 808 Landmark Drive,# 223A, Glen Burnie, MD 21061.

Jennifer L. Merrill, Esq. – Collaborative Dispute Resolution. Mediation and Family Legal Services. Downtown Annapolis. 410.990.9399.

Clara Martone Bereston – Client centered resolution through collaboration, settlement, or litigation. 100 Cathedral Street, Annapolis, MD. 410-295-3350.

Richard R. Trunnell – 2101 Defense Hwy.,Crofton, MD 21114. 410.721.7169.

Rebecca Mitch McKee, Ph.D., LCPC-S Clinical forensic psychotherapist; evaluation, education, treatment in Anne Arundel –Kent Island – Bowie. 410-768-5988.

Hollie S. Cutler – Effective and competent family law attorney, mediator, and collaborative practitioner. 2060 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401. 410.224.7630.

Nancy L. Weller, Esq. – CollaborativeFamily Law, Mediation. 22 1/2 West St., Annapolis, MD 21401. 410-263-3660.

Ronald M. Naditch, Esq. – Family law, including collaboration and mediation.49 Cornhill Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. 410-268-3434.

Susan G Krohn – Child Specialist, Divorce-Coast, Court-Certified Custody Mediator and Psychotherapist. 584 Bellerive Road., Suite 3C,

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Annapolis, MD 21409; 410-626-8626.

Q. When should couples, who are separating or divorcing, consider using Collaborative Practice?

A. Collaborative Practice can be used when couples want a civilized, respectful resolution to their issues and are willing to focus on solutions rather than on blame or revenge. This approach is ideal when someone wants to maintain a productive working relationship with their (ex) spouse and/or when they will be co-parenting and want to keep children’s interest at the forefront. Collaborative Practice is also appropriate when couples want to control decisions regarding childrearing and/or financial arrangements rather than turning them over to a stranger (judge); and for those whole value privacy.

Anne Arundel Collaborative Professionals