Collaborative Practice Offers a Choice

Western Maryland attorneys, mental health professionals and financial specialists in collaborative practice can assist clients in finding creative solutions without going to court. If you’re facing divorce, a custody dispute, or are involved in any other legal problem, such as a civil or probate case, you can talk with a CCWM Member to decide whether utilizing Collaborative Practice is appropriate for you.

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

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Collaborative Council of Western Maryland

FREDERICK, Md. — The Association of Collaborative Professionals of Frederick County and the Collaborative Council of Western Maryland Inc. of Washington County recently merged their collaborative practice groups. The groups have sought to educate the public and professionals about using the collaborative process to resolve disputes peacefully. Maryland recently passed  the Maryland Uniform Collaborative Law Act, which further supports the process to settle disputes without having to go to court.
The Collaborative Council of Western Maryland Inc. is a 501(c)3 taxexempt  organization. Its mission is to educate the community to help resolve conflicts peacefully. Joanie Raymond and Ron Sulchek will serve as copresidents through 2016.

There’s a better way to resolve disputes than going to court!

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There’s A Better Way to Solve Disputes

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Ron Sulchek’s ‘Letter to the Editor’ in the Herald-Mail

A BETTER WAY TO SETTLE DISPUTES "To the editor: Recently, the Maryland legislature passed the Uniform Collaborative Law Act. This bodes well for citizens of this state because now there are rules that have been established for a collaborative law … [Continue reading]

Collaborative Council Receives Grant

“The Collaborative Council of Western Maryland, Inc., founded in 2011, is pleased to announce that on July 31, 2012, it was awarded a five hundred dollar grant from the Washington County Gaming Commission. The funds will be put towards development … [Continue reading]

Interview on Today Show

The Today Show interview with a divorced couple who used the collaborative law process. … [Continue reading]

CCWM Launches a New Website!

Collaborative Council of Western Maryland is pleased to announce the launch of our new website, The new site includes the ability for staff to maintain content as well as news and social networking feeds so that … [Continue reading]