What if I Want my Children to Know That I Did Not Want a Divorce?

Oftentimes, collaborative family professionals and child therapists encourage parents to speak in one voice when discussing divorce with their children. Children do best when they feel loved and cared for by both parents. It is certainly true that if one parent...

What are the Steps and Timing Involved in Obtaining a Divorce?

What are the steps and timing involved in obtaining a divorce in California?  This is one of the first questions you will probably ask when you meet your lawyer, coach, or financial professional. To get a divorce in California, three steps are required: The filing of...

A Brief Overview of Collaborative Law

Thank you to Brad Reid and the Huffington Post for this blog article. Collaborate law is a variation of non-adversarial alternative dispute resolution. Specific collaborative law techniques have been discussed for about thirty years and fifteen or so states have...

Can a Divorce Team Save You Money?

More and more people are turning to Collaborative Practice professionals for divorce and other family law matters.  But when you hear about a “team” that sounds expensive!  Here is an explanation, written by a family law attorney, of why working with a...

Has Collaborative Divorce Resolution Reached the Tipping Point?

You are faced with an enormous initial decision when you face divorce.  Unless you choose otherwise, litigation is the default.  However, more and more couples are choosing to divorce without going to court, by mediating or collaborating.  Collaborative Law is rapidly...