Collaborative Divorce & Separation, Mediation

Marriage doesn’t always go as planned.

When a couple believes that separation may be an option, information about legal rights, child custody and care, taxes, and other issues is vital to making what is usually an irrevocable decision. A divorce itself can be a devastatingly adversarial process, for the couple and for their children and extended families, but it does not have to be. We offer “third-party neutral” services for couples who wish to understand divorce and legal separation, and, when necessary, to engage in a peaceful parting of ways rather than a battle.


Once communication has broken down, litigation is often the result. Courts, lawyers, and many others have recognized that the traditional, adversarial process of filing a lawsuit and seeing it through to trial is not always the best way to resolve a conflict. Litigation is time-consuming and leaves the ultimate outcome in the hands of a third-party.

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process – one often ordered by Courts. We offer the legal background to frame the issues while encouraging adversarial parties to communicate, with the goal of finding a mutually acceptable resolution without the time and expense of traditional litigation.

At Otter Creek Law, PLLC, we are passionate about helping regular folks deal with complex personal relationships.


110 Merchants Row • Suite 2 • Rutland, VT 05701