Considering Collaborative Law for Your Divorce?

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If not, you should!This is a time of the year when people set goals, make resolutions and often consider life changes.  One of the biggest life changes that is frequently considered in January is getting a divorce.  A wise person will look around to determine what options might be available and to find a compatible attorney. The “default” approach, or …

Tips for Better Communication During a Divorce

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In any divorce, things get heated occasionally (or more often).  In Collaborative divorces, the parties can still feel considerable stress.  It is an emotional experience.  Sometimes, parties will react emotionally, in anger, and that is regrettable.  Here are some quick tips to help maintain a constructive relationship between the parties. 1.  Don’t text in anger or if you have been …

Process Options for Resolving Divorces

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If you are facing the start up of a divorce, one of the first decisions to be made is which legal process your case will use.  When you are meeting with an attorney, you should be informed about at least 4 different processes.  So that you are better prepared for the initial meeting, here’s a preview of what you should …

Case Studies: How Does Collaborative Law Work?

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This is the third in a series of stories about how Collaborative Law actually works in a divorce case.  These cases are not real cases.  The facts and stories are expanded and modified from real issues faced by families going through a Collaborative divorce. The Teenage Kids + Wife Starting Over Case Facts:  Husband and wife have been married for …

Case Studies: How Does Collaborative Law Work?

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This is the second  in a series of stories about how Collaborative Law actually works in a divorce case.  These cases are not real cases.  The facts and stories are expanded and modified from real issues faced by families going through a Collaborative divorce. The Affair CaseFacts:  This case involves a 12-year marriage and two children, ages 6 and 9.  …

Case Studies: How Does Collaborative Law Work?

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This is the first in a series of stories about how Collaborative Law actually works in a divorce case.  These cases are not real cases.  The facts and stories are expanded and modified from real issues faced by families going through a Collaborative divorce. The Uneventful CaseFacts:  Husband and wife have been married for 15 years.  They have two children, …

Acknowledgements: Spouse of a Professional, Facing Divorce

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How about the spouses of professionals?I recently wrote about how married professionals often feel under-appreciated.  What’s true for such professionals as physicians, lawyers, dentists, veterinarians, CPAs, professional athletes, financial planners, pilots, architects, engineers and many others, is also true for their spouses.  Just like the professionals to whom they are married, spouses of professionals often have a difficult time facing …

Acknowledgements: Professional Facing Divorce

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Physicians are people, too.  So are lawyers, dentists, vets, CPAs, professional athletes, financial planners, pilots,  and other professionals.  They have feelings.  Sometimes they are successful at marriage and sometimes they aren’t.  It’s not unusual for professionals to become very successful in their business lives and neglect their personal and family lives.  Unfortunately, they may end up divorcing.  If their spouse …

What We Do and Don’t Do in Collaborative Cases

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If you are trying to decide whether to take a chance and try Collaborative Law, here are some things to think about.  Keep in mind that Collaborative Law may not work in every case or for everybody.  You and your attorney should carefully consider you, your spouse and the issues of the case.  Although Collaborative has a lot of attractive …