collaborative divorce teams can help settle a divorce out of court

Can Divorce Be Settled Out Of Court?

It may surprise people to learn that most divorces are actually settled out of court. Only when the parties are not able to reach an agreement does the case move on to a trial. My general estimate has been that maybe 2-3% of divorce cases actually go to trial. There are a number of methods for se...
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How To Talk To Your Spouse About Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce is a voluntary process, which means that both parties need to agree to use the process. More than that, both parties need to believe this is the best way to move forward. If one is only paying lip service, participating only because it is what the other spouse wants, they do n...
Mackenzie and Jeff Bezos Divorce - how will it work?

Bezos Divorce Has Phone Ringing

Since the Bezos divorce was announced, we have been fielding calls from reporters asking how a divorce like this might play out. Two articles we have been quoted in have already (as of 1/10/19) appeared in Geekwire and Vice magazines. Based on the statement issued by the Bezos's jointly, it appea...
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Non-Litigation Approaches to Divorce

More and more often, people are asking about ways to get divorced without litigating (going to court). There are several reasons why they are interested in such non-litigation approaches as Early Mediation and Collaborative Divorce:...
A Tale of Two Divorces - What will happen next? - A couple facing apart

A Tale Of Two Divorces

A Litigation Story: Lori and Joe had been fighting off and on for the last year, too often in front of their children, Max (8) and Maggie (10). Finally, Lori told Joe that she wanted a divorce. Over the next couple of weeks, both met with and hired divorce lawyers. When they met with their respe...

Alternatives to Costly Divorce Litigation

Some people like to joke that the only thing about a marriage that is more expensive than a wedding is a divorce. In fact, in a high conflict divorce there can be a huge emotional cost in addition to the financial, and it can drag on for quite a while. If your marriage is coming to an end, and yo...