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Outcomes: Getting What You Want From Your Collaborative Divorce

Exploring Best, Worst, and Most Likely Outcomes When helping clients to reach a fair and equitable (and acceptable) resolution of their divorces, sometimes it is important for them to understand their best, worst, and most likely outcomes in court. This way they can make informed decisions regarding their divorce. BATNA is the Best Alternative to a …

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The Collaborative Corner

Confidentiality Of Documents in the Collaborative Process Our clients often choose the collaborative process to resolve their divorce issues because they value the confidentiality and privacy that the process promises. However, the practical considerations to ensure that the client’s agreement and financial documents are kept confidential can be difficult. A court’s local rules or the …

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Holding on to Hope During the Divorce Process

When Gwyneth Paltrow talked about her “conscious uncoupling” from Coldplay’s front man, Chris Martin, there was a nationwide collective eye roll. However, the end of her marriage never became tabloid fodder, such as what happened with other contentious, high-profile celebrity divorces. Even while going through one of the most difficult times of her life, she remained …

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The Dunkel Divorce

Appeal, appeal, and appeal again! That’s what David Dunkel and Maureen Daly are Doing.   Since July 2012, David Dunkel and his now ex-wife, Maureen Daly, have been in court battling over the details of their divorce. One of their majorly-contested issues involves whether Mr. Dunkel should be ordered to transfer stocks in K-Force to …

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Financial Fear

Collaborative divorce professionals everywhere can probably agree that a healthy divorce process, one that restructures families instead of destroying them, is not about “where you’ve been” but about “where you are headed.”  Having said that, let’s also be honest; the big roadblock to completing a divorce is often one spouse’s fear, fear of exactly that, fear …

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