Attorney Robin Perrigo-Mermans Featured
224 South Caswell Rd. Charlotte NC United States
About Robin Perrigo-Mermans
Law Firm: Road to Resolution Divorce Mediation & Collaborative Law
Like many before me, I thought my marriage would last forever. When it came down to it, my decision to divorce was not a sudden realization — it was a journey. The path I would end up taking would prove to be tumultuous and adversarial.
Before heading down this path, I met with an attorney for pre-divorce education. This attorney helped me understand more about the process of divorce and what my next steps should be. This small, but informative step was instrumental in helping me prepare.
Several years later, when we decided that divorce was the only option forward, we did what most people do: We hired attorneys to begin the divorce process.
It was adversarial from the start. We were instructed to not discuss divorce-related matters, and also encouraged to not work together. Right off the bat, we were controlled by – rather than controlling – the process
If we had known about an alternative divorce model called collaborative divorce, things might have been different. In a collaborative divorce, both parties agree to settle the case out of court with no threat of litigation. For this reason, a collaborative divorce attorney is a great alternative to the traditional divorce model.
Instead, after six months and several thousand dollars, we had nothing to show for our time, money, or the emotional turmoil we’d been through. With the information we gathered from our time with our attorneys, we sat down with a pad of paper and a calculator to draft the stipulations of our Separation Agreement.
In hindsight, we were the ideal couple for mediation. We agreed the marriage was over; we wanted to handle our divorce civilly; we could make sound decisions without a judge; we were committed to fairly dividing our assets; and, like anyone going through a divorce, we wanted to save time, money, and unnecessary emotional turmoil.
This understanding inspired me to open ROAD to RESOLUTION in 2011 as a non-attorney mediator. Ultimately, I desired to meet all people — individually or as a couple — on their road toward resolution, so I enrolled in law school and passed the NC and SC bar. I obtained a law degree in order to expand on the services I was able to offer my clients. As a result, ROAD to RESOLUTION is a place where cooperation and collaboration are cultivated, and the best interest of the family remains the focus.
Today, I am happily remarried, and the mother of five children. I have the unique personal experience of my divorce, and co-parenting under two separate parenting agreements. I hope that my own experience with divorce and co-parenting shed light on the realities of life after the divorce and helps you create an enduring agreement that is in the best interest of the entire family.
Quote from Robin Perrigo-Mermans:
“My personal experience and frustration with the traditional divorce model inspired me to find an alternative more holistic and non-adversarial approach to divorce. I created ROAD to RESOLUTION to provide a place where cooperation and collaboration are cultivated and the best interest of the family remains the focus. My goal is to guide people, individually or as a couple, toward resolution.”
Service & Practice Areas
- Pre-Divorce Education
- Drafting Legal Documents
- Collaborative Divorce
- Traditional Divorce
- High Net Worth Divorce
Knowledgeable, informed, sensitive, and diplomatic; Road to Resolution accomplished the impossible.–EA
Road to Resolution represented me in a simple divorce case back in 2018. During the process, my husband passed away. We were not divorced and left me with some of his financial issues. They took my case from divorce to helping finalize his estate affairs. Road to Resolution is extremely helpful both professionally and personally during this tragic time in my family’s life. I can’t thank them enough, and would recommend them to anyone.–MZ
Robin is the perfect blend of warm, sensitive & compassionate, and also very smart, practical & knowledgeable. Her experience in life and law is why I’m grateful to have her guide me through one of the most difficult times in my and my family’s lives.–KM
About Road to Resolution:
Road to Resolution Divorce Mediation & Collaborative Family Law is a non-adversarial law practice based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Attorney-Mediator Robin Perrigo works with families outside of court to settle their matters through collaborative divorce, mediation, and private agreements.
Fortunately, in North Carolina, you can work through a divorce and all of the legal issues surrounding it without stepping into a courtroom. This provides you and your spouse an opportunity to work together to decide what custody, child support, spousal support, and equitable distribution of your assets and debts will look like for your family, rather than having a judge make those decisions for you.
ROAD to RESOLUTION aims to help you understand the various processes through which you can come to an agreement. Each path has varying degrees of help from an attorney (or two), and varying degrees of contact between you and your spouse. No matter what your decision, it’s important to remember that there are a lot of variables within each of these options. We offer tools and methods that fit individual families and allow for more control over the cost and outcome.