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Collaborative Law: An Innovation Here to Stay
by Jennie R. Smith and Harry L. Tindall

Rita Pollak: What It’s Like to Be a Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator
Psychology Today
Rita Pollak writes about her experience as a Collaborative lawyer …

Portnoy’s Complainants
American Psychological Association
Massachusetts psychologist Sanford Portnoy teams up with lawyers to ease the turmoil of divorce …

Business Valuation in a Collaborative Divorce
New York Family Law Monthly
A new framework for performing a business valuation in a Collaborative divorce …

In Housing Slump, Breaking Up Is Harder To Do
Los Angeles Daily Journal
With couples reluctant to sell, mediators and collaborative lawyers say they are being asked to craft ever more creative settlements, keeping divorcees’ homes in their hands until the market recovers …

A New Approach To An Old Mess
Bits of News – USA
Collaborative Law, the newest and most sophisticated “ADR” option has been on the Today Show and Los Angeles’ Talk of the City. Recently collaboration has …

Work Together To Separate
CityWire.co.uk – London,England,UK
This is known as collaborative law, and having began in the US it is now gaining momentum in the UK, with over a thousand lawyers having been approved by …

Bringing Harmony to Divorce
The Times-UK
Collaborative Law is not an easy option but it does offer reduced costs and flexibility …

The Friendly Divorce
Winknews.com – Fort Myers,Florida,USA
You’ve heard of a messy divorce, but what about a positive one, that puts people first” A collaborative divorce is saving …

A Sweeter Parting
Legal Week – UK
A Collaborative approach to divorce has arrived in the UK from North America with the aim of remoulding the adversarial tactics often used by family lawyers …

New form of law aims to meet wider human needs
Irish Times – Ireland
The term “a good divorce” may sound strange to many ears, but it is the aim of those engaged in a new type of law, known as collaborative law, designed particularly for family disputes …

New legal resolution system highlighted
RTE.ie – Ireland
President Mary McAleese opened a conference in Cork today which was told that collaborative law is likely to overtake the adversarial system as the …

My Dream Divorce
Ottawa Citizen – Ontario, Canada
Other times they work through Collaborative Family Law, a rapidly expanding program in family law practice introduced to Ottawa in 2002 that neither bleeds …

Keen Interest in Gentler Ways to Divorce
Associated Press
Talia Katz estimates that 20000 attorneys have received training in collaborative law, and groups promoting the practice are active nationwide. …

Property and Divorce
Telegraph.co.uk – United Kingdom
A new practice aims to make divorce less acrimonious when it comes to splitting the family home. William Little reports The protracted McCartney divorce …

More Couples Turning to Collaborative Divorces
KDKA – Pittsburgh,PA,USA
The process, which is traditionally litigated in a courtroom, can now be less hostile thanks to a collaborative divorce. “We like to say it’s divorce with …

Separating with civility
Globe and Mail – Canada
The Grenvilles retained legal counsel, but instead of seeking out hardened divorce lawyers, they hired ones who work in a growing field called collaborative …

ABA ethics committee approves idea of collaborative law practice
Journal Record (subscription) – Oklahoma City,OK,USA (available to subscribers only)
An American Bar Association panel has approved the idea of collaborative law practice, an alternative form of …

Collaborative law ‘moving to mainstream’
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Developments are under way on two fronts that should lead to more widespread acceptance and use of the collaborative practice of law, experts say…

Divorce-Online recommends collaborative divorce
Divorce Online – USA
Divorce is stressful – in fact, psychologists have shown that divorce and separation is the second most stressful event possible in a person’s life …

Collaborative divorce forum launches in London
Clickdocs – Edinburgh,UK
Jane Simpson, head of family law at Manches, says: “In collaborative divorce, couples who have decided to end their marriage work with a team of …

Divorce – US style
Manchester Evening News – Manchester,England,UK
Almost 30 solicitors have trained to become practitioners of `collaborative law’, an approach which helps divorcing couples to resolve their issues through …

DIVORCE WITHOUT BITTERNESS

Waterloo Record – Waterloo,Ontario,Canada
Collaborative family law promotes communication, agreement and helps set an example for children. Amicable divorce: to some, the term may seem to be the …

Collaborative Divorce Booms as Method to Ease the Parting
Los Angeles Daily Journal – Los Angeles,CA,USA
After 35 years as a litigator, he is part of a team of like-minded lawyers, mental health professionals, accountants and child specialists helping couples to end their marriage in a collaborative way …

Lawyers soothe divorce trauma
Swindon Advertiser – Swindon,Wiltshire,UK
“Collaborative Law allows the parties to take control of their situation. “It is about more than saving money, it is about having a divorce that conserves …

Collaborative law can make divorces cheaper, civilized
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
Like Walt Disney’s nephew, Roy Disney, who filed for divorce in California this year using the collaborative process …

Zen and the art of handling a divorce
Barre Montpelier Times Argus – Barre,VT,USA
In the collaborative law process, both sides have lawyers, but the parties and the lawyers pledge to work out an agreement without using the threat of going …

Divorce on table for talks
Enid News & Eagle – Enid,OK,USA
Tracy said the collaborative process is taught at about a half dozen law schools in the United States and Canada. Since 2003, Tracy has completed 20 …