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Collaborative Practice Chicago > Why am I willing to meet with BOTH of you?

September 26, 2013


From carl Michael Rossi, Esq.: If you contact me, I will say something that very few other lawyers will. “I’d like to suggest that you and your spouse come in together for an initial consultation.” First, let’s understand why most lawyers do not do that. It is because if they are hired to go to […]

Park Ridge Patch > Collaborative Divorce Professionals Help Families Navigate Painful Process

September 24, 2013


From Kathryn Engel, Esq.: Their 18-year marriage was ending, that much was sure. Much less clear was how Sue and Jim (not their real names) would navigate thedivorce or what impact the split would have on their three children. Seeking to salvage communication for their children’s sake, Sue sought out thecollaborative process. Meanwhile, Jim fought […]

Betsy Ross Coaching > Divorce Professionals Have Feelings, Too!

September 1, 2013


From Betsy Ross, LICSW: Even though we are professionals, it can still sting when a divorce client isn’t able to see the good progress being made, expresses deep disappointment in the process, or otherwise communicates that we have let them down. Whether we acknowledge it or not, these can dampen our spirits, stimulate us to […]

Collaborative Practice Chicago > Collaborative Practice and Dr. Martin Luther King

August 19, 2013


From carl Michael Rossi, J.D., LPC: The notion of “Nonviolence” is associated with Dr. King.  In reading an excerpt from one of his speeches, I realized that his ‘Pilgrimage to Nonviolence’ is also readily applicable to the work at hand in choosing Collaborative Practice.  I adopt his six ‘basic facts’ about Nonviolence as quoted here:  […]

The World of Collaborative Practice > The Divorce Weekend: A Stream-lined Approach to Collaborative Law

July 20, 2013


From Brian Garvey, Esq., and Sandra Young, Esq., on an innovative and expedited way to practice collaborative divorce: In almost every consultation, the prospective clients have two questions – how long will this take and what will be the cost?  The standard answer is always, “Well it will depend on how many issues we have […]