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Collaborative Divorce

Five Simple Things NOT to Do During Your Collaborative Divorce in California

Even in a collaborative divorce—which, by definition, is one in which both spouses seek to reach consensus through negotiation rather than litigation—it can be easy to do things that may undermine the process. If you have chosen the collaborative route, you did so because it was emotionally and potentially financially less costly and creates far less stress than a contested court battle, especially when children are involved.

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Using Mediation for Creating a Premarital Agreement

Mediation is an excellent tool for negotiating premarital agreements. A lawyer-mediator with conflict resolution skills can help parties see one another’s point of view and …

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How Collaborative Divorce Can Benefit Your Children

Divorce may be hard on you, but it’s even harder on your children. By opting for a collaborative divorce, you can spare them the emotional turmoil that comes with a knock-down, drag-out contested (and contentious) divorce. During a split-up, children are especially sensitive to how parents react to each other.

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Collaborative Divorce

Divorcing With Respect

When most people think of divorce, they imagine fighting, bickering, acrimony, and more. When couples divorce through traditional litigation, they often lose respect for each …

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Collaborative Divorce

Is Collaborative Divorce Right for You and Your Spouse?

If your marriage—and therefore, your divorce—includes allegations of child abuse, substance abuse or domestic violence, collaborative divorce may not be appropriate. However, for divorcing couples who are willing to commit to a process that can be less expensive, less stressful and, in the long run, a sane and peaceful way to dissolve a marriage, collaborative divorce offers many benefits.

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Divorce Options Workshops in Central Valley and in San Diego

Divorce Options Workshop provides participants with vital information on the different process options available for family law matters so you can maximize your ability to …

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Collaborative Divorce

Why Collaborative Divorce Works

Although going through a divorce is never pleasant, it is also true that when you and your spouse work cooperatively the outcome is likely to be the best possible for both of you. That’s what collaborative divorce is all about: discussion instead of altercation and negotiation instead of argumentation.

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How Can I Keep My Divorce Private In California?

When going through a divorce, many people want to keep their personal matters private. This desire for privacy can be achieved through consensual dispute resolution …

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How You Can Have a Peaceful Divorce

Divorce doesn’t have to be a vicious war where the battlefield is a courtroom. Instead, it can be a negotiated settlement conducted in an informal, more relaxed setting. In this scenario, reaching goals is more important than assigning blame and both the financial and emotional costs are much lower.

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Using a Consulting Attorney in a Divorce Mediation

Mediation is a valuable process for resolving disputes, especially in family-related matters. In mediation, a neutral mediator helps the parties reach a mutually agreeable solution. …

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