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Video - Collaborative Divorce : A Safe Place

A safe place Watch this video, Collaborative Divorce: A Safe Place, and follow the true-life story of one couple going through their own collaborative divorce.   Collaborative Divorce: A Safe Place is a twenty minute YouTube…
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Collaborative Divorce Knowledge Kit

Is Collaborative Divorce right for you? Download your free knowledge kit quickly and easily. This free information packet was created by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) as a tool to educate you both about Collaborative…
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Stories about People Who Chose Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce Summaries: A couple who had once been childhood sweethearts could not keep communication civil. Tensions increased as custodial issues regarding their five-year-old son arose. The breaking point for the couple led…
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Why Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative Divorce by Tonya Alexander, Collaborative Attorney and Mediator www.yourpeacefulresolution.com Most folks don’t want the typical (usually awful) American divorce. Instead, they want a respectful process that makes one…
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Divorce Coach

A divorce coach is a mental health professional – often a psychologist, MA or an LCSW – who assists the clients to effectively move through the divorce. The “divorce coach” is unique to collaborative law. There is…
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How to divorce without publicizing your private life

How to divorce without publicizing your private life by Jo Posey, JD, Managing Attorney, Fischer Family Law, PC www.fischerfamilylaw.com Most people don’t realize that everything they or their spouse files during their divorce case…
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Giving Thanks After a Split

When you’re a child of divorce, holiday celebrations can come with a lot of baggage. Check out this “first-person” article about new Thanksgiving “traditions.” [click the turkey]   "On a holiday devoted to gratitude, it…
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IACP Forum, Las Vegas

IACP Forum 17th Annual Networking and Educational Forum October 27-30, 2016 Hilton / Lake Las Vegas Several of your Bridges Divorce professionals are back from the world collaborative conference in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada. IACP is…
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Relationships / Feedback

Negotiation requires listening to different perspectives that often conflict with how we see ourselves and our world. This is feedback. It’s hard to give and hard to take. Why is feedback so hard? Because of our insecurities. Why is…
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Tips for families to prepare for a peaceful and cost efficient separation.

Finances – Gather information on your monthly expenses, income, and cash flow needs on a monthly basis. To help with this task, there are free sites such as www.mint.com that can categorize spending and help you understand your monthly budget.…
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How do you “bridge” the chasm between you?

As obvious as they are, the elements of a constructive divorce become obstructed from view by the emotional intensity of the experience. It is all too easy to stop caring about what happens and start justifying destructive behavior. It is easy…
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Collaborating collaborators...

Your Bridges’ professionals took Veterans’ Day away from their offices to honor vets and learn from and with about forty local collaborating professionals. We spent the day engaged and engaging with our peers. Tonya started the conference…
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Collaborative Divorce Empowers Stay-at-Home Spouse Re-Entering the Workplace

Increasingly in recent years, couples seeking an amicable divorce have chosen mediation as a way to avoid a nasty escalation into an expensive, attorney-driven legal battle. This works for many families. However, anecdotal research shows that…
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Robin Williams on Conflict

Robin Williams (1951-2014) demonstrates CONFLICT with his Sesame Street friends Collaborative Divorce is so much more than simply negotiating out-of-court. Robin Williams used the collaborative divorce process and is said to have maintained…
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Welcome Portland Monthly readers

Welcome Portland Monthly readers! If you saw our little “bluish” ad on page 85 of the November “Best Restaurants” issue, you’re entitled to a free telephone consultation (be sure to leave a message if you miss us). Please call…

T. Boone Pickens Tells How to Save Millions on Divorce

T. Boone Pickens was one of the featured presenters at a collaborative law conference in Texas. Following his talk with the group, he gave an entertaining and enlightening interview to the Dallas Business Journal — it’s written up here. Mr.…
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IACP Institute

Welcome back, Dona! Dona Cullen has returned from Phoenix, Arizona / ASU Mercado, where she took a 2-day course on Facilitation Skills for Collaborative Professionals. Her instructors were Rita Pollak, JD and Catherine Tornbon.
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Welcome Metro-Parent readers

Welcome Metro-Parent readers… If you saw our tall, skinny ad on page 19, you’re entitled to a free telephone consultation. Please call 503-567-2848.
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Portland Green Guide to Networking and Jobs

A guide to networking your way into the green working world of Portland, Oregon. A broad network created this valuable resource for those who want to make a difference. From an overview of career transition to tips on job search and networking…
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2011 Oregon Legislature Repeals 90-day Waiting Period

Prior to January 1, 2012, Oregon law seemed to prevent “a quickie-divorce.” There was a 90-day waiting period between starting a divorce and time of trial or judgment. The waiting period had been in effect since 1971, when Oregon adopted…

IACP Forum, San Francisco

October 27-30, 2011 Westin St. Francis / San Francisco Your Bridges Divorce professionals are back from the conference in San Francisco. IACP is the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, an international community of…

This American Life

Let no court put asunder…. Originally aired 8.24.2007 339: Break-Up Act Three. Let No Court Put Asunder. Ira talks with divorce mediator Barry Berkman about why it's bad when the justice system gets involved in a break-up. (8…