Yearly Archives: 2010

Book Recommendation – Good Karma Divorce

Family court judge Michele Lowrance recently wrote a book titled “The Good Karma Divorce.”  The premise of the book is “The American court system was not built to house or process the violent emotions unleashed by divorce. Attorneys are not … Continue reading

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How the Economic Downturn is Affecting Divorce Rates

The Washington Post published an article on the fact that estranged spouses are increasingly waiting out the economic downturn before divorcing.  The article can be read here:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/21/AR2010032103139.html While I am always in favor of people being able to save … Continue reading

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Expanding Popularity of Collaborative Practice

In a demonstration of the expanding popularity of the collaborative practice model, the lead article in this month’s Oregon State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section newsletter is an article by Forrest Collins, a local collaborative practicioner.  The article is an … Continue reading

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Cost Savings Through Collaborative Divorce

Some practicioners try to sell the Collaborative Process as a cheaper alternative to traditional divorce.  I think that this is unfair to clients and incorrect.  It is absolutely correct that the collaborative process will be cheaper than going to trial … Continue reading

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Breakdown of the Collaborative Process

As an attorney who practices both Collaborative Divorce and traditional litigation I experience both the cause and the effect of the breakdown of the collaborative process. The main reasons that I see for the breakdown of the process is as … Continue reading

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