Meet Barbara Cole
Background: Tell us about your background, specifically, your early years, before law school.
Tell us about your past work or educational experience before law school and how that helped prepare you for your current work as a lawyer.
What made you decide to become a lawyer?
What is your philosophy as a family law lawyer?
How should one go about hiring a family law attorney — What traits and experience should one look for?
Tell us about any scholarly lectures or writings you’ve done.
What piece of advice do you repeatedly give your family law clients?
What do you do when you’re not practicing law?
Tell us about your family.
About The Cole Law Firm
How is your firm different from other family law firms?
Talk about the level of service clients can expect from the firm.
How do new clients come to you?
How is the collaborative divorce process different from traditional divorce?
Is the collaborative divorce process different from mediation?
What are the advantages to choosing the collaborative divorce process?
What if my spouse does not have a collaborative divorce lawyer – will the collaborative process still work?
Does the collaborative divorce process take more or less time than a traditional divorce?
How does the cost of a collaborative divorce compare to a traditional divorce?
If divorce proceedings have already begun, can you still switch to a collaborative divorce?
Are other professionals used in the collaborative divorce process?
What if negotiations break down in the collaborative divorce process?
What is the final outcome of a collaborative divorce proceeding?
Is it necessary to hire a lawyer that specializes in the collaborative divorce process?
Are any aspects of the collaborative divorce process made public?
How is child custody handled in the collaborative divorce setting?
How is spousal maintenance handled in the collaborative divorce process?
Are there any types of cases where collaborative divorce is not suitable?
What if I can’t convince my spouse to choose collaborative divorce?