Collaborative Divorce Articles

The Divorce Is Over – What Do I Need To Do Now?

The Divorce Is Over – What Do I Need To Do Now?

No matter what type of divorce process you go through, Divorce is never easy! While a Collaborative Divorce will aid in maintaining family ties and co-parenting skills, the fact that you got Divorced means you’re just went through a major life change. Any Estate...

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Qualifying Income Issues in Divorce

Qualifying Income Issues in Divorce

Although divorce rates are reported to be declining, many marriages still end in divorce. Most people know that a divorce can be emotionally draining, but they don’t always realize how financially draining a divorce can be on both parties.  One of the biggest...

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Divorcing With A Special-Needs Child

Divorcing With A Special-Needs Child

Getting a divorce is hard on any family, but it’s especially difficult when a special-needs child is involved, because the burden of care and planning for the child falls mostly on the custodial parent.  When a special-needs child is involved in a divorce, the issues...

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Mediation or Collaborative Divorce?

Mediation or Collaborative Divorce?

People often ask about “mediation” for their divorce when they mean no court and no fighting.  But are they asking the right question?  Collaborative family lawyer and mediator Julian Schwartz https://www.basharaschwartz.com/ says, “This question comes up all the...

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Tips for Staying on the High Road During a Divorce

Tips for Staying on the High Road During a Divorce

A lot of divorcing couples express a desire to “take the high road” during divorce and the collaborative divorce process supports the couple in this desire. Often a spouse will fall short due to divorce being transactional (“I give you this if you give me that”) and...

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Facing Your Post-Divorce Future with Confidence

Facing Your Post-Divorce Future with Confidence

When facing divorce–of your choosing or not–you realize that your once clear vision of the future is upside down. To create a new vision of your future you must take action.  1. Hire The Right Lawyer For You Consider the qualities that matter most to you in an...

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Understanding Your Divorce Options

Understanding Your Divorce Options

Many people find themselves in the middle of a divorce without understanding all of their options.  Divorce is a transactional event, but the emotional part of the divorce often makes it much more difficult.  Below are descriptions of various ways to handle your...

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When Is It Time To Divorce?

When Is It Time To Divorce?

The First Steps You Should Take Oftentimes, when clients come to my office seeking a divorce, they have already committed to the idea that they and their partners are going to be splitting up.  They already flew through days filled with fights and tears, rode the...

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Tips For Handling Stress In A Divorce

Tips For Handling Stress In A Divorce

It’s obvious that going through a divorce is stressful. In fact, the top five stressful life events include:  death of a loved one, divorce, moving,major illness or injury, orjob loss.When you think about it, divorce can include some, if not all of those events.  Dr....

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Refinance and Owelty Liens

Refinance and Owelty Liens

In many divorce situations, one of the most important and emotional decisions is which party will keep the marital home.  In some cases, both parties agree to sell the home and divide the equity. In other cases, one spouse decides to keep the home and then needs to...

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Putting The Kids First In Your Divorce

Putting The Kids First In Your Divorce

Many times in my career as a family lawyer I was appointed by a judge as an amicus or ad litem attorney with the job of representing the best interests of the children whose parents were going through a divorce. As such, I would meet with my young clients to find out...

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CoParenting After Separation and Beyond

CoParenting After Separation and Beyond

You and your spouse have decided to separate and set the date for the move. Now what? You’ve seen couples start this process with the best of intentions, only to find themselves derailed and fighting even more fiercely than before the separation. You both resolve not...

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