Collaborative Law

I have a mediator. Why do I need an attorney?

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Mediation can reduce your need for legal fees.  However, mediation does not necessarily eliminate the need for lawyers.   A mediator is a neutral person who can help you and your spouse reach agreements.  However, a mediator cannot give you…

Negotiating Better Outcomes in Divorce

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Understanding the difference between interests and positions could make all of the difference in helping you negotiate a better outcome in your divorce. Position-Based Bargaining: Most people have a tendency to negotiate by arguing in favor of their positions. In…

Divorce: Do You Really Need a Lawyer?

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If you are getting a divorce, do you really need a lawyer? Increasingly, people are saying no. In some states, the number of people seeking a divorce without lawyers is reportedly as high as 70%. Is this a good idea?…

What is a Collaborative Divorce?

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Collaborative Divorce was started in Minnesota 25 years ago and has spread to more than 20 countries because it meets two basic needs felt by divorcing couples around the world. What does it mean to say that a divorce is…

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