Tag Archives: Collaborative Team Practice

September 4, 2015

5 Things to Consider About Prenuptial Agreements

So, here is another one of those 3, 5, 7, 8, etc. things/reasons to do/not do something. In thinking about this blog I actually found an article called 5 Realities About Prenuptial Agreements – Why Having One May Be a Continue reading…

August 19, 2015

The Value of a Wise Investment

I’m not always a very wise shopper.  I tend to fall into the trap of thinking something is a good deal if I save money.  And at least in the short term, my cheaper purchase may do just fine. But Continue reading…

July 6, 2015

The Collaborative “Team”

The first thing that sets a Collaborative case apart is the Participation Agreement, a mindful choice by the couple to come to the table, with their support system, gather information, make informed choices, and negotiate a resolution. For a discussion Continue reading…

June 19, 2015

Keeping Children out of the Middle

A core value of Collaborative Team Practice is keeping children at the center and out of the middle. But what does this mean? Why this is distinction important? It is because divorcing parents are writing the life story their children Continue reading…

June 16, 2015

Collaborative vs. Traditional: The Role of the Coach

A couple of weekends ago, I received an email from a client asking me to call her ASAP. When I reached her, she related to me an incident between her and her husband in which a conflict between them escalated Continue reading…

June 4, 2015

The Wisdom of the Child Specialist

I am working on a case in which the parties have elected to use the services of a neutral child specialist to evaluate the parties’ two children (9 and 12), to communicate her findings, and to help design a parenting 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…

May 14, 2015

Don’t Forget About ‘The Team’

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I have finally fulfilled my responsibility as a new member of the Collaborative Law Institute to take the two-part training, known as the New Collaborative Experience. The training, which takes place over two Fridays a week apart, is generally offered Continue reading…

May 1, 2015

Appreciate the Good

Most of my work as a lawyer involves representing clients in Collaborative divorces, and most of those cases involve the use of neutral experts to advise the couple on finances, child development, and communication/relationship dynamics. The idea is to provide Continue reading…

April 8, 2015

The Participation Agreement – What’s The Big Deal?

A hallmark of a Collaborative case is that the participants have signed a “Participation Agreement.” This document may seem insignificant, but in fact it has great meaning for the process, signifying that the couple has made a conscious choice to Continue reading…