One of the key features of a Collaborative Divorce is that the parties agree, up front, to a process where they will work things out and avoid filing a divorce case against each other. Our local group, called Nevada Collaborative Divorce Professionals (“NCDP”) helps people learn how to get a divorce while avoiding contested and emotionally traumatic court visits where possible.
The members of NCDP are also part of a larger group called the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (“IACP”). The IACP website has a useful website that explains its mission more in detail. The explanation and information provided here is a good place to learn more about collaborative divorce, why it works, and how it can help you separate in a way that benefits both parties. There is no "one-size-fits-all" approach on how to divorce in Nevada, but by approaching the subject rationally, we can help to find a resolution.
Working with families to bring some peace to the chaos that can dominate during the divorce process demands a special, people-centered approach. Melissa does not have cases, she deals with people — people that matter deeply. Her practice focuses on divorce and custody cases, and she prefers to work with clients to reach an amicable resolution. Melissa prides herself on an honest, straight-forward approach to family law, truly becoming a team with her clients, and always putting the children first when custody is a dominating element.
Melissa is Vice President of NCDP (2016) and on its board of directors. In addition, she is a member of the Nevada Justice Association and works to lobby in the area of family law.