Author Archives: Bruce Cameron

Bruce Cameron

About Bruce Cameron

Bruce Cameron, JD, MS is a second career attorney, practicing Quaker, and advocate for small town law practices. His solo practice focuses exclusively on collaborative law and mediation with just a soupçon of estate planning for excitement. Bruce believes that alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, like collaborative law and mediation, are powerful positive means to reduce the destructive conflict typical of litigation. He has found that a little peacemaking tends to produce better outcomes for his clients. Learn more at

August 15, 2015

Traits That Will See You Through

Building a new future out of divorce is a process, one that takes a bit of professional guidance and a bit of reliance on a few personal traits. Start by being honest. Sure, your lawyer and the rest of your Continue reading…

August 4, 2015

The Affordable Divorce

The truly affordable divorce may be the stuff of legend but there are a few things you can do to keep your costs down. First and foremost is to be prepared and organized, having the information you need readily at Continue reading…

July 13, 2015

Speaking of Fairness

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

The most important fact about a traditional divorce is that the decisions rendered by the court are not based on what you, your spouse, your lawyers or a judge thinks is fair and frankly, standing before a judge arguing about Continue reading…

June 5, 2015

What’s Fair?

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

When you talk to a lawyer, fair is based on the law, so when lawyers try to settle a matter they ask themselves “what’s the court likely to do” and then proceed to come to some agreement based on what Continue reading…

May 15, 2015

Sufficient Conditions

Getting unmarried collaboratively is about having difficult conversations with one’s soon to be un-spouse in order to reach an agreement in which there is mutual gain – think of it as finding a way to divide a dozen oranges so Continue reading…

March 20, 2015

Tell Me: Why Collaborative?

So, lets start out with the obvious answer; a collaborative divorce is a proactive, humane way to reach a divorce settlement that greatly reduces the emotional trauma a family faces during the divorce process, and the available data indicates that when Continue reading…

February 5, 2015

A Thinking Valentine

Categories: DivorceMental Health

Rather than celebrating this Valentine’s day by sending your soon to be ex an envelope full of glitter why not give yourself a gift; something to help you on your way to your new future. David Burns’ book: Feeling Good: The Continue reading…

January 12, 2015

How to Talk

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

There’s an old saying that goes: “because God gave you two ears and only one mouth, you should listen twice as much as you talk” which, as far as it goes, is fairly good advice for most situations and if Continue reading…

November 25, 2014

Listening: You’re Doing it Wrong

There’s an old saying that goes: “because God gave you two ears and only one mouth, you should listen twice as much as you talk” which, as far as it goes, is fairly good advice for most situations. The problem Continue reading…

October 16, 2014

8 Ways

You are getting a divorce and, as to be expected, you aren’t quite your normal care-free self; seems that resentment, loss, anger, confusion are all kicking about your head and the whole situation might be tolerable if it weren’t for Continue reading…