Tag Archives: Collaborative Law

How You Benefit From a Collaborative Divorce and Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Collaborative Lawyer

Before you choose the proper lawyer for yourself, you need to look at how one defines a successful divorce. Many people think success is limited to the bottom line outcome. Sadly, however, those people often fail to understand that the “costs” of divorce do not necessarily end when the court enters the final divorce judgment. […]

What is Collaborative Law?

When you hear the word “divorce,” you probably have an image of what the process will be like.  Perhaps you assume that each party will hire an attorney; take a polarized negotiation position; and repeatedly go to court to fight over issues of property division, custody, and spousal support.  Perhaps you fear that after years […]

Collaborative Divorce Lawyers: Healers of Human Conflict

How would you describe a divorce lawyer? “Legal counselor” comes readily to mind, since the lawyer advises clients on matters of law pertaining to divorce. But what about “healer of human conflict”?  It is a less-obvious description, certainly. Yet, in 1982, United States Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger pointed out, “The obligation of our profession […]

Collaborative Law Opens Doors To Families with Special Needs Children

A recent study by researcher Brian Freedman has debunked the myth showing parents with autistic children have a divorce rate of 80%. In fact, the study demonstrated: “There really weren’t any significant differences in terms of family structure when you consider children with autism and those without,” says study researcher Brian Freedman, PhD, clinical director […]