High-profile individuals and their spouses are ubiquitous in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Current and former elected and appointed officials, lobbyists, media personalities, heads of non-profit and non-government organizations, and other public figures all reside here, and we have helped many of them confidentially navigate the process of separation and divorce.
Divorcing high-profile individuals and their spouses have the same challenges and worries of others, such as children’s welfare, fair division of assets, and support determinations. But they also have an extra layer of worry: apprehension that the circumstances surrounding the breakdown of their marriage will become public and jeopardize their reputations and the possibility of a private settlement. High-profile individuals may also have difficulty juggling the intense demands of their positions while trying to reach a swift resolution of their divorce issues.
Out of the Public Eye
For more than four decades, our family law attorneys have represented high profile clients with discretion and great sensitivity to the need to stay out of the spotlight of the judicial system.
We educate our clients about the alternatives to litigating highly-personal divorce matters in the public eye and having a judge determine their and their family’s future. These options include private negotiation, mediation, or the Collaborative Process. The majority of our family law team is trained in and practices Collaborative Law, which is a completely confidential process.
Collaboration and Coordination with Your Staff Members
We are skilled at interfacing with the many other professionals that are integral to the lives of public figures, such as personal assistants, agents, accountants, financial planners, and public relations experts. This saves you time and inconvenience.
In the event that you do not have professionals in place to assist with financial or other related issues, we have a network of professionals with whom we have worked on other matters that we can match to your needs and proclivities.
We also have the skills and experience to help you develop and implement a strategic plan for life after divorce – and our team can guide you toward your goals, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and complete confidentiality.
Read about Senator Frist’s Collaborative divorce.