Collaborative Divorce Articles

Divorce Costs-Financial and/or Emotional

Divorce Costs-Financial and/or Emotional

Divorce is a complex and often painful process that involves legal, financial, and emotional aspects. The cost of divorce can vary depending on many factors, such as the state where you live, the type of divorce you choose, the amount of assets and debts you have, the...

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Why attend the Collaborative Law Course?

It seems as professionals that our educational journey is never complete. Whether we studied law, finance, psychology, social work, or some other discipline to get where we are professionally, that field of study was just the start of honing our skills and learning...

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2024 Annual Conference Members Dinner

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Remembering Jack Harold Emmott III

The collaborative community lost a colleague, mentor, and friend last month. Jack contracted polio and suffered paralysis at the age of six however, instead of becoming bitter or disheartened about the resulting challenges, he believed that surviving polio enabled him...

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The Compelling Case for Collaborative Divorce

The Compelling Case for Collaborative Divorce

In the realm of family law, the adversarial approach to divorce often takes a toll on emotional well-being and financial stability. Collaborative Divorce, however, stands as a refreshing alternative, placing paramount importance on cooperation, communication, and...

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Common Misconceptions About Divorce

Common Misconceptions About Divorce

Divorce is one of the most traumatic events in a person’s life. And it is a decision made by many people in our society. Despite the ever-present nature of it in our communities, there are still misconceptions that should be dispelled. Here are just a few:...

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Communication During and After Your Divorce

To infinity, and beyond… Well not quite. But when you are going through a divorce, it can feel as if the process will never end, especially if you’ve chosen litigation. During a litigated divorce, it’s not uncommon for spouses to have so much trouble communicating...

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The Top 3 HUGE Settlement Mistakes

When you are facing a life changing decision like divorce, what do you think you will find more valuable:  Someone to make you feel better by saying that nothing has to change, or someone who will give it to you straight, no chaser?  I feel strongly that not enough...

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How To Be In Control Of Your Divorce

Divorce can be a time in our lives when we not only have our usual day-to-day life, but we now have also added, willingly or not, a substantial number of responsibilities and requirements on top of this already heavy load. We worry about the impact on our finances,...

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Retirement and Survival After Gray Divorce

As we get firmly settled into this new Millennium, one trend has firmly settled in with us: Baby Boomers divorcing at double the rate from the late 20th Century. As our life expectancies continue to increase, our attitudes about divorce continue to evolve. And while...

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5 Mistakes Parents Make During and After Divorce

5 Mistakes Parents Make During and After Divorce

Divorce is stressful and creates a variety of emotions. It takes time for everyone to adjust to their new normal and for children to acclimate living in two homes instead of one. I often tell parents, adults choose to divorce, children do not, it’s not their decision...

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5 Common Money Mistakes in Divorce

5 Common Money Mistakes in Divorce

For most people, the divorce process is emotionally draining and mentally exhausting. Many people describe it as a time of being frozen, numb, or moving in slow motions. Despite that emotional and mental trauma, you will be expected to go through your finances with a...

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