News: Focusing on Winning a Divorce a Losing Battle

As a firm practicing only family law, we try to steer clients in difficult circumstances towards good choices. Focusing on your children’s success is a good choice. Being economically rational about the property division is a good choice. Losing sight of what is important to you, your children, and your family in an attempt to “win” is a bad choice.

A new study commissioned by Wakefield on behalf of the New York Association Of Collaborative Professionals found that 1 in 5 Americans know someone who got so caught up in “winning” a divorce that their family, work or social life suffered. A link to the press release about the study is here.

The Collaborative Practice model for divorce can keep a couple focused on a more positive outcome, and avoid the stress and anxiety of a courtroom battle. Stephens & Margolin LLP is committed to the growth of collaborative divorce as an option for Oregon families.

About Sean Stephens

Sean Stephens is a founding member of Stephens & Margolin LLP He was born in Eugene, Oregon and is a fourth generation Oregonian. Mr. Stephens attended the University of Oregon, and graduated in with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in English Literature. His psychology studies emphasized early childhood development. To find out more or contact C. Sean Stephens, visit Stephens & Margolin LLP. You can find more about him at Stephens & Margolin LLP and find him on Google +" here.
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