Category Archives: Collaborative Law

How Is Collaborative Divorce Different Than Mediation?

In my 17 years of practice I have helped many clients with their Oregon divorces. One of the best developments I have seen is the growth of collaborative divorce, and the increased use of mediation to resolve disputes.  I have … Continue reading

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The Role of the Coach and Career Counselor in Collaborative Divorce

Considering a collaborative divorce and curious about the role of the divorce coach? And how exactly can a career counselor help? Coaches have mental health backgrounds. They are counselors, social workers and psychologists trained in the collaborative divorce process. Initially … 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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Collaborative Pre-Nuptial Agreements

While traditionally collaborative divorce is thought of applying to the end of marriage, the collaborative process (or something very similar) can be used to help people begin their marriage.  Collaborative pre-nuptial agreements are the result of open communication and full … Continue reading

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