Collaborative Divorce

Recent Posts in the Collaborative Divorce Category

  • Collaborative Law: A Court-Free Path to Resolution

    Collaborative Law:  A Court-Free Path to Resolution By Theresa Lorella, McKinley Irvin Senior Attorney Most people, including attorneys, use the term “collaborate” to mean working together cooperatively. When we use it in family law, we are referring to a specific process where both parties agree—in a contract—that they will not use litigation to resolve their family law matter. They will each hire a collaborative law attorney and begin to work together, using their attorneys to facilitate a process that aims to achieve a mutually agreed and sustainable agreement. Through the ...
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  • Alternatives to Trial for Divorces During COVID-19

    Alternatives to Trial for Divorces During COVID-19 Coronavirus is causing the courts to limit and postpone family law trials, as well as pretrial hearings. However, this does not mean your divorce case needs to be put on hold or be delayed. There are other ways to proceed with your divorce or family law matter. In fact, there are many advantages to trial alternatives including settlement, mediation, and arbitration, which now more than ever, can all be achieved through virtual means. During the COVID-19 “stay at home” order, many lawyers, mediators, and arbitrators are ...
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  • What Kind of Divorce Do You Want?

    What Kind of Divorce Do You Want? When seeking to end a marriage, it is important to know that there is more than one path to reach this goal. Determining which option is best for you will depend entirely on your own circumstances, goals, and the willingness of both sides to cooperate. Some spouses can work together through the divorce process in a way they prefer. In a high-conflict situation, however, you might not get to choose the divorce process you want. Regardless, knowing the options available can help potentially reduce conflict, cost, and stress as ...
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  • Can Divorced Families be Healthy Families? [Infographic]

    Can Divorced Families be Healthy Families? [Infographic] For more information on how to prioritize healthy family relationships during and after divorce: Telling Your Children About Divorce How to Successfully Co-Parent after a Divorce When Divorce Makes You a Better Parent What Science Really Says About Divorce and Children How to Prepare for the Divorce Process Holiday Survival Guide for Divorced Parents Dating Considerations for Divorcees with Kids Should You Forgive Your Spouse After Divorce? As part of our Mission, Philosophy, Values, and Vision statement, McKinley Irvin ...
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  • When Divorce Makes You a Better Parent

    When Divorce Makes You a Better Parent A “ divorce selfie ” went viral last week – new divorcee Shannon Neuman posted a selfie of herself and her now ex-husband Chris Neuman outside the courthouse where they finalized their divorce, with a message: …it's possible to love your kids more than you hate/distrust/dislike your ex (which we have felt at times on the journey but for the record we do actually like each other). Nice work #teamneuman #divorceselfie This couple’s photo and message has received widespread attention for its positivity and optimism. It is also ...
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