Law Services

Resolve Family Disputes Amicably and Effectively

Welcome to Bankruptcy Law at Akman & Associates

Struggling with debt can feel overwhelming, but you're not alone. At Akman & Associates, we understand the challenges and fears associated with financial distress. Whether it's due to divorce, loss of employment, injury, or illness, our skilled attorneys are here to guide you through your options and help decide the best course of action for your unique situation.

What is Collaborative Law in Maryland?

Collaborative Law is a voluntary dispute resolution process in which parties work together with their attorneys to reach a settlement that meets the needs and goals of all involved. It’s a holistic approach that emphasizes open communication, negotiation, and problem-solving, with a focus on preserving relationships, especially when family members are concerned.

What is Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative divorce offers a peaceful alternative to the usual courtroom drama. In this approach, both sides work together with their lawyers in a private setting to sort out their separation, focusing on respect and cooperation. This method helps maintain dignity and offers a supportive environment, making the divorce process smoother for everyone involved.

How Collaborative Divorce Can Protect Your Financial Future

Trusting the collaborative divorce process is key. It's built on honesty and mutual respect, with lawyers trained to resolve issues peacefully. The process also includes neutral advisors like coaches and child specialists who make sure all decisions are fair and consider everyone's best interest, especially children. This team effort builds a strong foundation of trust, making it easier to agree on the important matters.

Can You Trust the Collaborative Divorce Process and the People Involved?

Collaborative divorce helps you manage your finances wisely during a separation. Financial experts join the process to ensure fair handling of assets and debts. They guide you through financial decisions to secure your future, aiming for an agreement that supports long-term stability without ongoing disputes.

Is A Collaboration Agreement Binding in Maryland?

Collaborative Law not only focuses on amicable resolutions and preserving relationships but also ensures that the agreements reached are legally binding. Once all parties involved agree to the terms during the collaborative process, these terms are formalized in a written collaboration agreement. This document is then submitted to the court for approval. Once approved, the collaboration agreement holds the same legal weight as any other court judgment or order. This means that while the process is carried out in a non-contentious, cooperative setting, the final outcomes are enforceable under the law.

By choosing collaborative law at Akman & Associates, you ensure that your resolutions are not only tailored to your family’s needs but are also secure and enforceable, giving you peace of mind about the legality and permanence of the agreement.

Our Collaborative Law Services

Our team at Akman & Associates is equipped to negotiate and resolve a variety of family law matters through the collaborative process, including:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Allocation of Marital Property
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

The Benefits of Choosing Collaborative Law

Opting for Collaborative Law with Akman & Associates offers several advantages:

  • Preservation of Relationships: Especially important among family members to ensure ongoing positive interactions.
  • Control and Confidentiality: Parties have more control over the outcome and enjoy a private, confidential process.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Often more cost-effective than traditional litigation due to the focus on efficiency and resolution.
  • Emphasis on Communication: Encourages open and honest communication, facilitating a more satisfying resolution for all parties.

Contact Us for Collaborative Law Assistance

If you’re seeking an alternative to contentious court battles for resolving family law matters, our Collaborative Law services may be the solution. Contact Akman & Associates today to learn how our trained attorneys in Maryland and Pennsylvania can assist you through the collaborative process for a peaceful resolution to your dispute.


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working with Akman & Associates.

Cory Johnson

3 weeks ago

Matt, Jared and the whole team at Akman & Associates were incredibly helpful, professional, and made my entire experience seamless from start to finish. Their team's wealth of knowledge and guidance were top tier. They were attentive and stayed with you every step of the way. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for legal services! No one does it better.

Danielle Zimmerman

4 weeks ago

Jared and the Akman group provided excellent services. From my first consult to the end, I was confident in every step in the process. Jared was available and more than willing to answer any questions or go over something in detail. He was professional and direct while being warm and approachable. I highly recommended him and the group.

Marquisha Christian

3 weeks ago

Jared and his associates provided the much needed legal advice to get me through my divorce. Every call, email and office visit was taken care of in a timely manner. I firmly believe Jared Akman obtained for me the best deal from a bad situation. I am so thankful for Akman and associates.