A collaborative divorce is very different from a typical courthouse divorce because of the collaborative process. In a collaborative divorce the spouses agree at the beginning of the divorce that they will not go to court, but will work through the issues that must be resolved outside the courtroom. They and their lawyers sign a contract where they promise to try to settle all the issues of … [Read more...] about How is a Collaborative Divorce Different?
Social Media and Divorce
There have been many studies conducted in recent years discussing the negative impact of social media on relationships and marriages. The negative impact is even greater on relationships and divorces. Lawyers have seen an increase in the number of cases using social networking evidence in divorce actions. Social media and social networking can be a great tool for communicating about … [Read more...] about Social Media and Divorce
The Team Approach in Collaborative Cases
The team approach is a distinct aspect of a collaborative divorce. In most divorces when the spouses choose to litigate, they and their lawyers face each other in a zero sum game focused on “beating” the other side. In the collaborative divorce process, each spouse hires their own collaborative lawyer, and then the two lawyers help the clients assemble a ‘team’ with two neutral professionals. … [Read more...] about The Team Approach in Collaborative Cases