Tag Archives: collaborative team process

May 15, 2017

Family Specialist: Co-Parenting after Divorce

Categories: Divorce

I once heard that parenting books are one of the largest segments in non-fiction publishing.  Everyone apparently thinks they have tips and ideas to help others parent.  As a collaborative divorce attorney, clients often seek guidance and support in co-parenting Continue reading…

September 6, 2016

A Reluctant Spouse

As many know, because Minnesota is a no fault divorce state, one spouse not being ready does not need to stop the process from moving forward. The ready spouse can file for divorce and the process moves on in court Continue reading…

August 15, 2016

So, What Does the Collaborative Attorney Do? Part II

In Part One I talked about the experience attorneys gather while working in the traditional role of an adversary. Tasked with the sole responsibility of putting the case together, attorneys were the person in charge. When we created the collaborative Continue reading…

August 11, 2016

So, What Does the Collaborative Attorney Do?

Sometimes when a group of collaborative professionals are working together on a project, like putting together a Speaker’s Bureau program for a group, or working on a marketing project, we will describe the roles of the various professionals. When it Continue reading…

March 22, 2016

What is a Collaborative Divorce Team?

Do you need a divorce team and if so who should be on that team? If you are going through divorce or plan to do so you should think about who you want to have on your divorce team.  Who Continue reading…

January 13, 2016

The First Steps in My Collaborative Case

Yesterday, I attended the first joint meeting in my first Collaborative case.  We reviewed and signed the Participation Agreement and Joint Petition, and the four of us progressed efficiently through the agenda that I had proposed. My beginner’s anxiety about Continue reading…

November 4, 2015

Getting Unmarried: A Roadmap to Resolution

Often when we decide to do something of significance, like go on vacation, obtain a college degree, search for a new job, or save for a future purchase we develop a plan.  If you are serious about the task set Continue reading…

October 29, 2015

Forgiveness in Divorce

“Many promising reconciliations have broken down because, while both parties came prepared to forgive, neither party came prepared to be forgiven.”  – Charles Williams, British author and translator I recently came across this quote about forgiveness and reconciliation and it Continue reading…

September 21, 2015

The Collaborative “Team”: The Role of the Financial Neutral

1The Financial Neutral often plays an invaluable role for the divorcing couple. Usually a Certified Financial Planner, and often also someone with the additional certification of Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, the Financial Neutral also has training specifically in the collaborative Continue reading…

September 11, 2015

The Collaborative “Team”: The Role of The Divorcing Couple (and Their Family)

The most important members of the collaborative team are the divorcing couple themselves. By choosing a collaborative process, they are agreeing to show up at the table, even when the conversations and decisions are difficult, even when emotions run high. Continue reading…