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Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Law (commonly known as Collaborative Divorce) is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) that was developed in the late 1980s in Minnesota. Since then the practice has spread to all 50 states, as well as to other countries including Canada, England, Ireland, and Australia. The primary goal of the Collaborative Divorce process is […]

Uniform Collaborative Law Act

Despite the potentially acrimonious and contentious nature of family law cases (such as divorce), the majority of these cases settle out of court. Collaborative Law (often referred to as Collaborative Divorce) is one way that the parties–typically spouses who are divorcing–now are settling their cases. Collaborative Law is a non-adversarial process by which the spouses—among […]

Is Collaborative Law Right for My Case?

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Collaborative law is a very useful tool to resolve many types of family law cases. The process is specifically designed to provide an atmosphere of cooperation to eliminate the typical atmosphere of “us versus them” that is common in family disputes. Although commonly associated with divorce, collaborative law can be used to help resolve many […]

What to Expect from the Collaborative Divorce Process

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Collaborative divorce is designed to help the divorce process be smoother and less adversarial. Knowing what to expect from the process can help you decide whether your case is right for collaboration. First, you and your spouse must both agree to involve yourselves freely and honestly to the process. If both parties are not committed […]

What is Collaborative Law?

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Divorce can be a highly contentious and emotionally charged process. In traditional divorce proceedings, the parties go to court and let a judge divide assets, award alimony, and determine child custody. This is a process that pits the two parties against each other. However, collaborative law provides a method to let parties come to an […]

Collaborative Divorce Modifications

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We’ve previously espoused the benefits of utilizing Collaborative Law for divorce in the blog post A Collaborative Divorce Q&A, Part I. However, did you know that the collaborative legal method can be applied to numerous aspects of family law aside from just the actual divorce? Whether you used collaborative law, litigation, mediation, or some other […]

A Collaborative Divorce Q&A, Part II

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In our last blog, we began a two-part series covering common questions and answers regarding the collaborative divorce process. Today, we will continue with part two of this series with answers to more FAQs. Read part one of this blog article where we explain what collaborative divorce is, which attorneys can practice collaborative law, and […]

A Collaborative Divorce Q&A, Part I

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There is a common misconception about divorce that pervades our society. Most people believe that a divorce has to be a messy affair. When they think of the “d” word, they think of couples fighting it out in court over money, assets, kids, and more. Certainly, divorces are almost always emotional, and strong emotions can […]