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New York Association of Collaborative Professionals > Client Stories: Nicole & Chad

August 31, 2013


From New York Association of Collaborative Professionals: Chad and Nicole had decided to divorce after many years of deep unhappiness and a year of marriage counseling. It was a painful decision for both of them. They had been married for 17 years and had two children, a son, 14, and a 10 year old daughter […] > When Fairness Leads To Impasse

August 30, 2013


From Mark Weiss, Esq.: The Wife Was Being Fair My client, the wife, asked that she experience no financial repercussions due to the divorce. After all, it was only “fair” that she not bear the consequences because her husband had cheated on her. By making sure that her husband would still be able to afford […]

ABC Family Law Blog > Tampa’s Chief Judge Signs Administrative Order on Collaborative Divorce

August 29, 2013


From Adam B. Cordover, Esq.: “They call it Collaborative Divorce. It’s apparently all the rage right now.” Jason Bateman’s character spoke these lines in the 2007 hit Juno, and now the practice has come to Tampa. On July 31, 2012, Chief Judge Manuel Menendez, Jr., of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida signed an administrative […]

Wisconsin Lawyer > Collaborative Divorce & Malpractice

August 28, 2013


From Diane S. Diel, Steven A. Bach, Susan A. Hansen, and Carlton D. Stansbury: Divorce negotiations often are conducted by attorneys locked in the traditional litigation model who are unable to relinquish their litigator’s bag of tricks acquired in years of practicing in the adversary system. The analogous process is more like the high/low bickering […] > Collaborative Law Reaches Out

August 27, 2013


From Stefanie Quane and Rachel Felbeck: One question that nearly always arises in a frank and open discussion of collaborative law is the relationship between collaborative law and the Rules of Professional Conduct. Often, attorneys inquire whether it will be “ethical” to be collaborative even if their client is fully consenting and making an informed […]

Beaufort Asset Management > Relieve Divorce Strain With Advice On Division Of Pension Rigts

August 26, 2013


From David Lane, Senior Technical Consultant at AXA Wealth: Offsetting allows the ex-spouse to receive non-pension assets, such as the matrimonial home, which have an equivalent value to the pension rights. This is a favoured approach in collaborative divorce whereby both parties work with a financial neutral and agree how to share the matrimonial assets.

Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota > It Takes Focus To Collaborate

August 25, 2013


From Stephanie Tschida, MS, LMFT: When a couple enters into the Collaborative Divorce Process, they are challenged to negotiate together about important family matters during a stressful time in their life, and in a manner that will bring the best results for their family. They are asked to identify goals, listen without reacting to the […]