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If all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail. – Abraham H. Maslow When the hammer of justice strikes in the context of divorce litigation, destruction of a family in transition can often be the unnecessary, unintended and undesirable result. The legal system is designed to produce a winner and a loser, […]

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Angelina Jolie has started to talk about the stress of her divorce with Brad Pitt and how they are going through the process. Angelina’s goals for her family are much the same as they are with Collaborative Divorce. As reported in the Los Angeles Times, Jolie said, “We are a family, and we always will […]

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Do you really want to know why traditional litigation should be avoided by divorcing couples? Here are actual accounts given by people who made the wrong choice and went to court: “JUDGE X has ruined my children’s lives and made mine extraordinarily difficult.  She listened to NONE of the important testimony, read NONE of the […]

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After eight years of marriage, Congressman and former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has filed for divorce from his second wife, Carole. In an article in the Tampa Bay Times it was reported that the Congressman’s divorce filing stated that he anticipated a “collaborative law process” in which the divorce would be settled without antagonistic court […]

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“I cannot tell I lie – I chopped down the cherry tree.” It would have been easier for George Washington to deny chopping down the cherry tree. However, this legendary story is designed to show us the strength of character that enabled George Washington to lead both the American Revolution and our nation as its […]

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Bethenny Frankel, of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” has been embroiled in a bitter divorce battle with ex-husband Jason Hoppy.  Their four-year, contentious dispute included a parenting fight, maintenance (alimony), and an apartment Bethenny bought in 2014 during their legal battle which commenced in 2012. Bethenny Frankel is just one of the many […]

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I can’t find my Valentine. It’s not that she is actually lost. She goes to bed and wakes up next to me, but our love is lost. Over the years it was replaced by anger and resentment and that has recently become bitterness. We have tried marriage counseling, but this hasn’t helped. I have finally […]

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Some people may be out for themselves; to score a win at the other person’s expense. This can happen in a divorce or in other types of dispute or conflicts. Strategies in a conflict may include making false claims or false counter-claims. Thus, one technique is to deny the claims of the other party and […]

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Jan 6, 2017BY: Harriette Steinberg
IN: Is Collaborative for You?

Divorce: Finding the Right Process

Until recently, when people thought of divorce, the litigation model was their only choice. In this model, finding the best advocate often amounted to finding the professional who pursued a client’s positions no matter the cost and often to the destruction of the financial interests and future relationships of their clients and family. How many […]

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Being with your children becomes much more complex after a divorce. When time will the children be with you, and when will the children be with your ex-spouse? How do you want to deal with these issues? Will you and your ex-spouse make the plans or are you going to leave decisions like these to […]

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