Category Archives: Mediation

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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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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Court Closure And A Collaborative Law Opportunity

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Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation

A question that clients frequently ask in an initial consultation is why they should use the collaborative process instead of mediation.  Given the lack of general public knowledge regarding collaborative divorce, this is not a suprising question.  Clients often come … Continue reading

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The Collaborative Dispute Resolution Spectrum

In today’s legal environment couples facing a divorce have a realm of dispute resoultion options.  Give the current economic situation, and its affect on state budgets, it is likely that trial court resources will be less available than ever in … Continue reading

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