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Collaborative Law

'Collaborative Divorce' Is Collaborative in Name Only

Mark Baer | Posted 07.12.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

It seems to me that as currently practiced, "Collaborative Divorce" is collaborative in name only and at best should be called "Cooperative Divorce."

'Happy Valentine's Day. I Want a Divorce.'

Michelle Crosby | Posted 04.07.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Crosby

There are no legal answers to emotional issues such as anger, betrayal, sadness and fear. No law has been written that magically determines who should get the kids when or who cares more about that crystal vase in your living room.

An Essay on Divorce Corp., The Movie

Diana Mercer | Posted 03.24.2014 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

I finally saw Divorce Corp. Finally. After much banter on Facebook, a barrage of emails, a New York Times article, and the Huffington Post's own Paul Raeburn's review of the film, I finally saw what all the fuss is about.

Do Feelings Matter in Mediation?

Mark Baer | Posted 09.16.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

While litigation and the court process may not address feelings and emotions, such things are dealt with in collaborative law and certain mediation models.

Should Lawyers Be Required to Take Continuing Education Courses on Human Mental Processes?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.18.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On May 23, 2012, I gave a presentation to the members of the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the Financial Planning Association. The topic was "Are Atto...

Is the Adversary Model Appropriate or Suitable for Family Law Matters?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.09.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Divorce doesn't impact children, especially if they are adults, does it? When families are "ripped apart by divorce," it has no consequences, right? ...

Divorcing Mr. Mom

Katherine Eisold Miller | Posted 06.02.2013 | Divorce
Katherine Eisold Miller

Traditional assumptions about gender roles may be weakening in today's marriages, but they are going strong in divorce. Women who were the higher-earners in their marriage don't want to pay alimony, and many men are uncomfortable receiving it.

8 Ways To Prepare For Your Split Over The Holidays

Eva Sachs and Marion Korn | Posted 01.27.2013 | Divorce
Eva Sachs and Marion Korn

It is not uncommon for families to delay taking steps toward separation until after the holidays are over. For many, this can mean sadness, tension and worry that their children may be affected by the breakdown of the relationship.

How To Not To Botch Your Grey Divorce

Eva Sachs and Marion Korn | Posted 08.15.2012 | Divorce
Eva Sachs and Marion Korn

Grey Divorce -- divorcing in your late 50s or 60s or even later -- is a wake-up call that requires the same attentiveness for everyone involved.

The Secret Language Divorce Lawyers Speak

Laurie Israel | Posted 05.15.2012 | Divorce
Laurie Israel

Lawyers often use idioms rather than legal terms to explain concepts and strategies in divorce law to our clients.

Gay Divorce: How the Collaborative Family Law Model Can Help Parting LGBT Couples

Angie Bain | Posted 03.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Angie Bain

One of the many unjust results of a state legal system that refuses to recognize and validate a same-sex marriage or civil union is the absence of a binding structure and system for dissolving a fractured same-sex couple.

How To Get A Divorce In The New Year

Abby Tolchinsky | Posted 02.20.2012 | Divorce
Abby Tolchinsky

Holiday season and another new year often accompanies a good deal of soul-searching and taking stock on one's life. For some this leads to divorce, or contemplation of a divorce.

Facing Divorce in an Uncertain Economy with Collaborative Law

Curtis Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Curtis Harrison

These are uncertain economic times for all of us. While the outlook is slowly improving, news updates still occasionally toss around scary catch phras...

Dealing with Christmas Games

Curtis Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Curtis Harrison

For millions of Americans, Christmas is simply the most wonderful time of the year. But if you are in the middle of a divorce or child-custody modification, you may have discovered tha

'Minimally-Invasive' Divorce: A Primer

Curtis Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Curtis Harrison

Over the last 25 years, Americans have been on the cutting edge of advancements in disciplines such as medicine. 25 years ago, a back surgery required...