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ABA Journal > Is the integrative law of movement the next ‘huge wave’ for the legal profession?

July 31, 2013

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From Holler Schwartz Temple: Most lawyers wouldn’t associate estate planning or divorce mediation with tenderness and devotion, but Mason says “helping clients express love for the people who matter most in their lives” is the principle that guides his Santa Barbara, Calif., practice at the Mason Law Group. Advertisements

Doc Ellie’s Blog > Divorce: The Only Moral Choice is the Collaborative Model

July 31, 2013

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From Dr. Ellie Izzo: Statistics show that marriage is losing popularity and many couples are opting for divorce. Generations ago, divorce was perceived with stigma and while that perspective has improved, divorce is still frequently regarded as the launch into the fight of one’s life. Maybe this is one reason people are opting out of […]

Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay > What is a Collaborative Facilitator?

July 30, 2013

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From Adam B. Cordover, Esq.: A collaborative facilitator is a specially trained professional who has various different roles in the collaborative process, and is available to both clients to: Identify and prioritize clients’ concerns; Help develop co-parenting skills; Help the clients focus on the needs of the children; Develop conflict resolution skills that can be […]

Andrews-Law.net > Interests vs. Positions

July 30, 2013

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From Bradley H. Andrews, Esq.: One of the key principles of Collaborative model is the emphasis that is placed upon interests rather than positions. What’s the difference? An interest is a core need or goal. For example, having an important role in the upbringing of your children is an interest. Being financially secure is an […]

WLTX.com > Collaborative Divorce Offers Options to Court Battles

July 29, 2013

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From WLTX.com: The key distinction between collaboration and traditional divorce is that in collaboration, the parties agree not to litigate (argue the settlement’s details in court), though a collaborative settlement must also get a judge’s approval at the end. Attorneys involved should be those trained in the collaborative process, Kuhn said. “Instead of being litigators, […]

Wisconsin Law Journal > Family Law: Why Collaborative Divorce Continues to Decline in Popularity

July 29, 2013

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From Gregg Herman, Esq.: With this many years of statistics now available and the above-stated maxim still applicable, a conclusion may be drawn: Collaborative divorce is a minuscule part of our family-law system, notwithstanding the number of trainings and meetings put on by the group. So, why hasn’t this seemingly helpful methodology of settlement grown […]

The New York Times > Amiable Unhitching, With A Prod

July 29, 2013

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From Jane Gross: In some ways, the method resembles mediation in its problem-solving approach. But rather than a neutral mediator, each party brings a lawyer to the sessions, as advocate and adviser. But the very format changes how lawyers behave. ”We are by nature competitive,” said Barry Berkman, who organized the first group of collaborative […]