Posts Tagged ‘Joryn Jenkins’

Is Negotiation The Right Divorce Process For You?

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Many divorcing couples aren’t able to resolve their divorces without the assistance of professionals. Sometimes one hires an attorney to represent one of them in the negotiations with the other party; sometimes they each opt to retain counsel to negotiate a resolution for them. How do you know if this is the right divorce process…

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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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Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go: The Decision To Move Out During A Divorce. Darling you got to let me know Should I stay or should I go? If you say that you are mine I’ll be here till the end of time So you got to let me know Should I stay or should…

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Brainstorming

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Brainstorming settlement ideas is a crucial component of the collaborative process. Collaborative practice provides an open environment that encourages everyone on the team to participate. The participants should feel as though their thoughts are being heard and their interests validated. Collaborative professionals will encourage active listening in a casual environment.  The brainstorming step follows the…

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The Opposing Counsel

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It’s a funny thing about collaborative cases; we trial lawyers are so accustomed to our secret language that it turns out collaborative practice is not just about making the paradigm shift in our attitudes, but it’s also about making that adjustment in the very language we use when we discuss our cases. Our special shorthand,…

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THE SEVEN BIGGEST DIVORCE MISTAKES #6

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When making any major life decision, always get a second opinion! A lawyer should explain the various divorce options available for obtaining that final judgment. But lawyers are human. They have biases. They make mistakes. They want to make money. Always get a second opinion before choosing an attorney. But once you do retain counsel, take…

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Outcomes: Getting What You Want From Your Collaborative Divorce

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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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Collaborative Roadmap Or Settlement Offer?

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Collaborative Roadmap or Settlement Offer? The leader of a collaborative practice group wrote to me the other day, complaining that her membership suffered from a pervasive and insidious problem. She asked for my advice. When she elaborated, she explained that the lawyers in her group have difficulty making “the paradigm shift”: These guys approach the…

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Entitled To The Parents

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“Your children deserve to know their mother, no matter who she is. For all you know, one of them will be the next Sigmund Freud, because of her. Don’t deny them that.” I went to the doctor today for my bursitis. My husband had researched stem cell therapy and recommended this facility, high on the…

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The Dunkel Divorce

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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