Posts Tagged ‘collaborative practice’

Embrace Change

Embrace Change - The Collaborative Process

Collaborative divorce offers families the opportunity to work with a team of professionals to negotiate a resolution that meets the highest goals and interests of the entire family. The only constant in life is that there will always be change. Good times will transform into not-so-good times. Bad times will get better. Life is a…

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Who is an Effective Collaborative Attorney?

Who is an effective collaborative attorney? An effective collaborative attorney is confident in her ability to practice law; she has an appropriate amount of experience in her practice area, in this case in the dissolution of marriages. As with any other practice method or area, it is crucial for your attorney to be skilled in…

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The Collaborative Law of the Few

Creating our Collaborative Tipping Point law of the few

Creating Our Collaborative Tipping Point: How to Exercise the Law of the Few.  The Law of the Few is the idea that 80% of the work will be performed by 20% of the participants. So what does the “Law of the Few” have to do with the collaborative community? I’m glad you asked.  That’s where…

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The Collaborative Approach To Civil Disputes

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In the world of tradition litigation, the collaborative approach hasn’t gone mainstream yet. So what are the key attributes of the collaborative approach, and how is it applicable to legal matters? Key attributes of the Collaborative Approach to Resolution of Civil and Business Disputes: Requires parties to commit to resolving their dispute without litigation Uses a…

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No Assholes Allowed

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Assholes . . . we all know one. At least one. Each of us may act like one, once in a blue moon. Unfortunately, there are situations in which being an asshole can help you. Before I go on, I have to apologize. I searched for a less vulgar synonym for “assholes”, and was unable…

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Protecting Your Profile

Although developing your profile is largely about your on-line presence, if you hope to be invited to join collaborative teams, then your off-line reputation is also crucial. The best way to improve your off-line profile is to be visible in your community, but not by making mistakes that everyone talks about. Working on your profile…

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Domestic Violence Victims and The Collaborative Divorce Process

Many collaborative lawyers have informed me that they would never consider attempting the collaborative process if they are aware that there have been domestic violence incidents between the two spouses in question. That attitude strikes me as being close-minded. I can argue that most relationships punctuated by any domestic violence at all can be dissolved…

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The Thank-You Note

You have all heard of a “marriage of convenience?” This is a term that originated in medieval times. It refers to a marriage contracted for motives other than the reasons of relationship, family, or love. Instead, such a marriage is orchestrated for personal gain or some other sort of strategic purpose, such as for political…

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The Proactive Divorce Realtor

A divorce realtor and a collaborative divorce lawyer sit down to lunch one day. The attorney is interested in partnering with the realtor when her clients decide to sell the marital home as part of their divorce process. So she wants to know more about the realtor himself, as well as his approach to the…

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