November 12, 2013
The Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group are teaming up to bring a training on the Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce on March 20-22, 2014. Attorneys, Financial Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, and Mediators can find the registration form here, and below is a video of Dr. Ellie Izzo, one […]
October 16, 2013
From Shawn Weber, Esq.: 1. Use a full team model. It can seem daunting to think of adding multiple professionals to one’s divorce case. A full collaborative divorce team would be a coach for each party, two attorneys, a child specialist and a financial specialist. There is a temptation to think, “I don’t need all […]
October 15, 2013
From Kay Lynn Lee, Esq.: Divorce is an ugly 7-letter word: if you have children, it is worse. Many attorneys in states other than Montana offer what’s called “collaborative” divorces. Because of its size, and the lack of sufficient numbers of attorneys (yes, I’m saying there aren’t enough attorneys, contrary to popular belief!), a completely […]
October 14, 2013
From Curtis Cowan, Esq.: Want a cheaper, less stressful, fairer divorce process? The Collaborative Divorce Process is the answer! Unfortunately, the public is currently mostly unaware of the Collaborative Divorce Process and its tremendous benefits. Even most family-law attorneys, unless they have been trained in the Collaborative Divorce Process, have not embraced the Collaborative Divorce […]
October 13, 2013
From Bertus Preller, Esq.: The adversarial court system in South Africa is often not well-suited for resolving family law disputes. For this reason, I often question our ability to help clients heal and move forward with their lives in a productive and constructive manner.
October 12, 2013
From Mary Commander, Esq.: The worst type of divorce for everyone is a contested divorce. That is one where the decisions are left to a judge after the parties “fight it out” in court. This type of case exacts a great cost financially and emotionally.
October 11, 2013
From Kysa Crusco, Esq.: New Hampshire collaborative practice employs an interdisciplinary model, which is fancy for saying that the professional team includes attorneys, a coach and a financial neutral. When the topic of hiring a coach comes up, I sometimes receive this feedback: