About Us


The Collaborative Law Group Provides You With Divorce Options in Maryland.

Our team of experienced, sympathetic attorneys and mediators at The Collaborative Law Group in Columbia come to work each day, ready to help clear a smoother, more peaceful path for your family’s future. The “team” approach has already received glowing reviews and achieved lasting results with a growing number of couples we have represented in the Maryland area. We can help you too.

Collaborative Law stresses mutual respect, rational discussion, honesty and a shared commitment between all parties involved. We believe in pursuing what is best for you and your children in every area of your separation and divorce, whether custody, visitation or property division. Ours is a calm, unselfish means of blending the facts and emotions of your lives into a productive process for resolution.

The Collaborative Law Group Listens to You

Our insightful lawyers are far from the only participants communicating in this collaborative family law solution. We look forward to learning from you too. One of the rewards we derive from this thriving practice is that we get to know our clients as people. And we welcome the opportunity to show our commitment to you and your family.

We lend you the ear you have been seeking: as a catharsis, as a method of getting your points across, as a way of enlightening everyone to what you perceive to be your goals and interests. We want this give-and-take between all the parties to lead to a consensus that will be reflected in an agreement that will be lasting.

We Give You a Voice

The collaborative divorce attorneys here at The Collaborative Law Group are excellent listeners and will do our best to encourage the same kind of candor and realistic assessments from your partner and his or her representatives. We will skillfully use what you tell us, put forth your goals and interests. You will be proud of your efforts at avoiding hostile, costly litigation, and you will be equally proud of your decision to let us help you.

Our Community Role

Our commitment to helping others does not end with the conclusion of each office day, or week. We extend our compassion and legal knowledge to others in a pro bono capacity as well. Many of our attorneys volunteer at Senior Centers, and provide information on such issues as estate planning and elder law. We offer reduced feeds or no fee services to families who are truly in need.

Our Maryland home has provided many fulfilling personal and business relationships and we are thankful for the opportunity to give something back to our community.

The Collaborative Law Group

For over 41 years, our skilled, Maryland-based, full-service law firm led by founding member Jac Knust has been of valuable service to clients in a number of cities and counties in the fields of family law, criminal law, personal injury and estate planning.

Collaborative law is the wave of the present and future, as an effective means of positively resolving stressful family law issues like divorce, support and custody, and restoring peace of mind to every family member.

If you feel you could benefit from the latest techniques successfully employed by our experienced attorneys at The Collaborative Law Group, contact our Columbia law offices today by phone or e-mail. We return after-hours calls promptly and will schedule your free initial ½-hour telephone consultation.

Our excellent staff of lawyers looks forward to meeting you and working with you.

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