Yearly Archives: 2009

Omitted assets in collaborative cases

As a divorce lawyer in downtown Portland Oregon, I frequently get asked about hidden assets in divorce in traditional litigation cases. Sometimes a client is concerned the opposing party may be concealing assets. Sometimes individuals are curious about their obligations … Continue reading

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NEWS: High end divorce firms report increase in divorce business – couples with assets chosing to divorce now

The American Bar Association posted an interesting article about an increase in business for divorce law firms handling higher end divorce. A link to the article is here. While the news is full of stories about couples postponing divorce in … Continue reading

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Useful “divorce financial mistakes” list published by Association of Divorce Financial Planners, Collaborative Law not mentioned as option

We like divorce information lists! The Association of Divorce Financial Planners posted a useful article on their site captioned “Fifteen Critical Financial Mistakes in Divorce.” The list is useful, however, I am always surprised about how much good divorce information … Continue reading

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News: Survey by Institute For Divorce Financial Analysts shows economy impacting divorce decisions

The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts published the results of an interesting survey on June 11, 2009. In a collaborative case or a traditional case, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA™) can forecast the long-term effects of the proposed divorce … Continue reading

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Interest Based Negotiation

A large difference between traditional litigation negotiation and negotiation in the collaborative process is the positional bargaining is used in traditional litigation while interest based negotiation in used in the collaborative process.  It is important to have an attorney skilled … Continue reading

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