Collaborative Testimonials

“I am a collaborative forensic accountant and have worked with Joryn Jenkins professionally on multiple matters. She is an outstanding attorney and human being. I would certainly hire her if I was ever in need of a family law or litigation attorney. Not only is she brilliant from a legal knowledge perspective, she has the utmost integrity and works hard to help her clients receive the best results while trying to minimize the collateral damage that often comes with turbulent divorces and family law issues. CONTINUE READING…

She is tough when she needs to be while always considering the bigger picture. She has worked on numerous collaborative divorce cases and has creatively and compassionately helped to settle these cases without the parties needing to go to trial. She has the ability to articulate complex legal issues in a way that someone with no legal knowledge can understand. She has a great team supporting her as well. As a client, you will be treated respectfully and with great care in her office. I highly recommend her and her staff.”

Shannon, July 2016

“Nothing’s ever easy, ever, ever, ever . . . except for collaborative divorce. My biggest fear prior to consulting with you was that we would fight about things. That you lawyers would make things complicated and make us fight with each other . . . . My lawyers really kept me in the know and informed, which I really appreciated.”
Stephanie Williams, March 2015

“My biggest fear before going into the collaborative divorce process was that we wouldn’t be able to agree to anything. I was surprised that we were able to listen to each other as well as we did. This was because the professionals were so active in helping us hear each other’s points of view. It certainly sounds different when someone else says it, even when it’s the same thing your husband just said. CONTINUE READING…

It was a surprise that I got what I wanted and he got what he wanted. But I think what I wanted changed during the process . . . . It was not the battle I expected; it was not hostile. He heard me out, and I heard him out. I was able to say what I needed to say about how I really felt and he listened to me. [H]e did the same, saying what he needed to say, and I listened to him.

The most amazing thing was how we were all on the same team, all of the neutrals and our lawyers, mine and his, and both of us, just trying to get this resolved. I learned how to communicate with him, to wait it out, to calm down, and to think about the words I would say that could make our discussion better instead of worse. And what I really wanted for my son.

My lawyers were truly amazing; the first meeting especially was a roller coaster, not knowing what to expect. I still remember what Joryn said at that meeting, when I stormed out, so angry and so frustrated. “Just come back and talk; say what you have to say.” I trusted her and, even as unsure as I was, because I trusted her, we still accomplished something.”

Jessica Dixon, January 2015

“I liked the collaborative process because it gave my ex and I an opportunity to resolve our most personal and private matters ourselves, rather than having a judge decide them. My attorneys, Joryn Jenkins and Lori Skipper, made sure that I was knowledgeable of the collaborative process and how it worked. I strongly recommend choosing the collaborative practice method if you are going through a divorce. Many thanks to Joryn Jenkins.”
Tamika Nichols, November 2014

“We had to do something so very hard and emotionally very upsetting. But we knew we had to do a divorce because of our situation. We want you and everyone on the team to know that your kindness and each one’s expertise will forever be appreciated and remembered. You have all made this difficult journey bearable and possible! Collaborative divorce is a loving way that makes such a task easier, and takes the stress out of it. So to all of you angels we send our heartfelt thanks and love for all you have done for us.”
DeeDee Maratea, October 2014

“I couldn’t have been happier with my collaborative divorce experience. . . . The team was excellent and really seemed to want what was best for me and my family. My team was like my family, working for both of us to resolve our conflicts, helping us to say the things we were afraid to say, that I never thought I would ever be able to say to my husband, and to know that it would be alright, that the team would make sure that it was alright. They made it so much easier to work things out!”
Zuly Rosa, January 2015 (William’s ex-wife)

“Joryn was simply amazing. Her supporting, consistent, honest, and most importantly – productive – approach was exactly what I needed to get through the process. A court trial was imminent if we did not have a successful mediation (the third one!), and no other attorney was able to focus the entire team like Joryn. Her experience, ‘bed-side manner,’ and direction was simply invaluable.”
Danielle, January 2016

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