Category Archives: Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation

The difference between mediation and collaborative practice becomes important when someone tries to decide which process might work better for him or her in a divorce. The intent of both collaboration and mediation is the same and the differences between … Continue reading

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Making Collaborative Divorce Work

Many couples who have come to parting think that because the well of their marriage is so polluted by anger, strife and bitterness – in short, that because conflict has poisoned the marriage at its roots – a collaborative divorce cannot work and traditional … Continue reading

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Why Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce considers more than just the legal issues. It looks at the big picture that includes the painful emotional issues in every breakup. In a collaborative divorce, each side reaches a fair solution and resolves differences. Collaborative divorce is … Continue reading

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Starting a Collaborative Divorce

After both spouses agree to a collaborative divorce, each party chooses a collaborative divorce lawyer who meets with him or her. At this initial meeting, the client reviews his or her concerns and goals.  The lawyer reviews the options and ensures … Continue reading

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Interest-Based Negotiation: The Key to Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce lawyering requires the skills of an attorney accomplished in interest-based negotiation. Traditional litigation negotiation is positional, in which the parties are adversaries fighting to win at all costs; by comparison, the collaborative approach looks for solutions that do … Continue reading

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A New Way to Come Apart

In a collaborative divorce, a husband and wife end their failed marriage with cooperative techniques rather than adversarial strategies and litigation. Collaborative divorce is a way to end a marriage, if not painlessly, then at least without blood on the … Continue reading

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The Lawyer in the Collaborative Divorce: An Active Participant

Unlike mediation and arbitration, the lawyers in a collaborative divorce are an active participants in the give-and-take of negotiation between two spouses who are working in good faith toward a settlement. Unlike a divorce lawyer in a litigated action, the … Continue reading

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Choosing Collaborative Divorce: A More Gentle Climb

Collaborative divorce is a form of alternative divorce resolution that makes the steep climb of any divorce at little more gentle, but divorcing spouses should remember than lawyers are still involved. Collaborative law, unlike mediation and arbitration, requires trained legal … Continue reading

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Alternative Dispute Resolution: Three Roads to the Same Place

Divorcing spouses who wish to spare each other the pain and suffering and cost of litigation increasingly turn to one of three routes to ending a marriage. These approaches together are lumped in the category called alternative dispute resolution. Collaborative … Continue reading

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Collaborative Divorce – Coming Together to Come Apart

Collaborative divorce is a recent application of alternative dispute resolution. When it works, alternative dispute resolution not only saves both spouses a great deal of money, but also spares them a great deal of emotional wear and tear. Collaborative divorce … Continue reading

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