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Ron Ousky

About Ron Ousky

Ron Ousky is a Collaborative Attorney and mediator who has worked with divorcing families for thirty years and focuses on helping his clients find better outcomes through Collaborative Practice, mediation and other creative alternatives. Ron is also the co-author of The Collaborative Way to Divorce, and has trained divorce lawyers throughout North America and in Europe. He is also the co-founder of the Collaborative Alliance, an office sharing suite in Edina, that brings lawyers, mental health professionals and financial experts together to find better solutions for families. To learn more about Ron and his practice, go to

February 22, 2018

Unbundled Divorce: Getting just the right amount of legal help

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

There is a “new” way of going through divorce that puts clients in charge.  It’s called “Unbundled Legal Service” and it means that the clients get to have legal advice without having the lawyers take over the full case.  This Continue reading…

October 10, 2015

What Every Divorce Lawyer Should Explain About Divorce

Categories: Divorce

Believe it or not, most divorce lawyers are very good people. I know that seems hard to believe, based on the negative opinions that much of the public has about lawyers; and about divorce. But it’s true. Divorce has never Continue reading…

September 25, 2015

Having Someone “On Your Side” During Your Divorce

Categories: Divorce

Divorce is difficult and painful; so it can feel very important to have friends, family and an attorney “On Your Side”.  But what does that truly mean?  Sometimes, during a divorce having someone “on your side” might mean the very Continue reading…

September 17, 2015

Negotiating Better Outcomes in Divorce

Understanding the difference between interests and positions could make all of the difference in helping you negotiate a better outcome in your divorce. Position-Based Bargaining: Most people have a tendency to negotiate by arguing in favor of their positions. In Continue reading…

September 8, 2015

Divorce: Do You Really Need a Lawyer?

Categories: Divorce

If you are getting a divorce, do you really need a lawyer? Increasingly, people are saying no. In some states, the number of people seeking a divorce without lawyers is reportedly as high as 70%. Is this a good idea? Continue reading…

September 3, 2015

Marriage Hospice

Divorce is unfair in that is often asks people to make some of the most important decisions in their lives at a time when they may be impaired by many emotions, including grief. Many clients experiencing divorce have described the Continue reading…

August 27, 2015

Divorce: Preserving What You Can

Categories: Divorce

Divorce means loss. It cannot be denied that a marriage is ending. However, the actual process of divorce can be one of preserving many things that do not have to be lost; including the well-being of your children, your emotional Continue reading…

August 21, 2015

How to Interview a Divorce Lawyer

If you are facing the possibility of a divorce, choosing a divorce lawyer could be one of the most important decisions in your life. Divorce is unfair. It forces you to make some of the most difficult decisions in your Continue reading…

August 14, 2015

Why Settle for the Minimum in Divorce When You Can Get More?

In divorce many people hire attorneys with the hope of receiving what the law entitles them to receive.  They focus on their rights and ask their lawyer to help them get what “the law” provides, perhaps believe that this is Continue reading…

July 27, 2015

Boomer Divorce: The New Divorce Issues Faced by People Over 50

The most significant increase in divorces nationwide has been among baby boomers, essentially those people born between 1945 and 1965. That is not terribly surprising given the high number of people in this age range. However, it does present new Continue reading…