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Why Do You Need a Prenup? 7 Good Reasons

It’s wedding season and there are many preparations for the joyous day. Have you thought about a prenuptial agreement? It’s becoming more and more relevant for reasons you probably haven’t thought of. Here are 7 good reasons for…
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FAQ – Summer 2018

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) I’m worried that my spouse might not be fair to me in the divorce process. How can we try to work together in a peaceful process but still make sure I am taking care of myself? Divorce is stressful…
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Children are our future...

The idea of a “Children’s’ Bill of Rights” is not new (or legally enforceable). Rather, use this list as a reminder to keep the best interest of the children a top priority. We the children of the divorcing parents, hereby establish…
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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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Why Mediation?

. . .why not just “ask the judge?” Mediation is a confidential process for resolving disputes. A neutral professional mediator assists the parties to reach a mutually acceptable resolution of their issues. The mediator does not take…
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Mediation as an Option

Is Mediation a good alternative for us? by Randall Poff, Mediator and Collaborative Attorney www.Mediator.Law Mediation is a way of resolving a dispute with the help of an impartial person (the mediator). The neutral mediator helps both…
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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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Child-Centered Parenting During Your Divorce

Child-Centered Parenting During Your Divorce by Diane Gans, MA, LPC www.choosingwellnesscounseling.com As a Child Specialist, I have great compassion for the impact that the process of divorce has on families.  Parents are not only…
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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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We, at Bridges, are Peacemakers

"We, at Bridges, Are Peacemakers" by Dona Cullen What Does That Mean? Peacemaking means processing differences in a way that results in resolution. It’s not the absence of conflict. It’s an appreciation of conflict as an opportunity…
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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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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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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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Moms and Dads don’t give up on your other career dreams!

Moms and Dads don’t give up on your other career dreams! By Gail Nicholson, LPC http://gailnicholson.com/ As a divorce coach and vocational expert in collaborative and mediated cases that are settled out of court, I have the privilege…