Educating the community to resolve conflicts peacefully through legal, financial and emotional support

About Collaborative Practice

The Collaborative Council of Western Maryland (CCWM) is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt entity consisting of a  group of professionals interested in avoiding court battles and power struggles to resolve conflicts. Our group consists of family, probate and civil attorneys, mental health professionals, financial planners and other professionals.

Although we are primarily located in Hagerstown and Frederick(Washington and Frederick Counties) our members include professionals from throughout Maryland and the four-state region.

We are committed to the Collaborative Process, an approach to solving problems by reaching mutually agreeable solutions. Clients and professionals work together, respectfully and in good faith, to gather the information needed to reach an agreement. The goal is a win/win situation for all.