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Benefits of Using a Financial Professional in Collaborative Divorce

In the team approach of collaborative divorce, the Neutral Financial Professional (FP) can be an enormous asset.

What is a Neutral Financial Professional in Collaborative Divorce?

Within the collaborative divorce process, in addition to each client engaging their own divorce attorney, two “neutral professionals” round out the team to reach a divorce settlement amenable to both parties: a mental health professional (MHP) and a neutral financial professional (FP).  For this post, we will focus on the financial professional: who he or [...]

CDD members present in Frisco to Collaborative Divorce Professionals

Jody Johnson and Honey Sheff, both CDD members, presented on July 20th at a gathering of collaborative law professionals in Frisco.  The talk centered on effective strategies that collaborative professionals can employ when facing challenges with clients.  These problems can cover a broad spectrum–from clients who do not really want the divorce, those who want [...]

How Collaborative Law Differs from Mediation

Critics of collaborative divorce argue that the majority of cases settle before trial anyway, often at mediation, so why risk having to withdraw from the case if a settlement is not reached?  Why would any lawyer sign an agreement compelling withdrawal from representation if the case ends up in court (as the collaborative divorce process [...]

Forgiveness and Divorce Workshop for Collaborative Divorce Dallas Practice Group

Collaborative Divorce Dallas members took part in a compelling workshop this May, presented by Dr. Frederic Luskin, who holds his Ph.D. in Counseling and Health Psychology from Stanford University.  Dr. Luskin, Director of the “Stanford Forgiveness Project,” specializes in the facets of forgiveness and the role forgiveness plays in moving past trauma.  Dr. Luskin travels the [...]

How Collaborative Divorce Has Made Me a Better Lawyer

It isn’t a touchy-feely job title: divorce attorney. Law school training sets a certain scene: a courtroom, a winner, a loser. But in learning collaborative law, I have come to believe there is a better, more dignified approach to divorce that is a win for everybody involved.

What does Advocacy Look Like for the Attorney in the Collaborative Divorce Process?

With collaborative divorce, the role of “advocate” taken on by the attorney is altogether different than the litigation model. Find out what the advocacy role looks like for the family law attorney in the Collaborative Divorce Process.

WHAT EXACTLY IS A “COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE PROFESSIONAL”?

Good question.
Over the past few years, over countless hours, Texas proudly becomes the first state to develop a methodology for recognizing collaborative professionals who have attained the highest standards of collaborative practice.  The focus of the work has been to offer the public a peer-recognized means for evaluating the skill set of collaborative professionals to [...]

SPICE UP, ENTHUSE, and REIGNITE your COLLABORATIVE LAW PRACTICE GROUP

Practice groups in collaborative law are designed to help facilitate the collaborative law process by engaging divorce attorneys along with financial and mental health professionals. This team approach mimics collaborative law at its best. What can collaborative attorneys involved in practice groups do to keep the spark goin

DIVORCE OPTIONS, ATTORNEY OBLIGATIONS, AND THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

When a couple decides to divorce, exactly what are their options? Family law attorney and Collaborative Divorce Dallas member Doug Harrison gives us his take.