The Efficiency of Communication

By Diana Martinez Honestly: how hard is it for one attorney to call the other attorney and try to resolve before filing a motion with the court? Let’s think about the economic efficiency of this. To file a motion, you have to interview the client on the issues. Maybe an hour’s worth of discussion. Let’s …

The Role of a Collaborative Divorce Coach

Written by Jann Glasser Divorce is just as much a life transition as marriage. Divorce is not about the division of property; it is about the division of lives. Closure rarely comes with the decree of dissolution issued by the court. Closure can come more easily though, through collaborative divorce, where the professional team helps …

Ten Tips on deciding between Collaboration and Mediation

Written by: Lois Nightingale, PhD Helping your child through your divorce may be one of the most difficult tasks you will ever face as a parent. The following is a brief list of practical tips that can help as you walk through this difficult time with your child. 1. Be honest. Don’t lead your child …

Glossary of Terms

Child Specialist – An experienced, licensed therapist with specific education and training in the expected behaviors, stages, challenges and tasks of the development of a child. They work with the child (ren) to address specific emotional and practical day-to-day needs as they relate to the divorce process. The Child Representative also helps in designing the …

Preparing for Divorce

For most of us, the divorce process is an unfamiliar process. Knowing where to start can make all of the difference. Following is a simple checklist to help you prepare to commit to a divorce process that best meets your family’s needs. Initial questions to ask yourself ? Is reconciliation with my spouse possible? ? …

Elegant Simplicity in Complex Financial Concepts

by Justin A. Reckers, CFP, CDFA, AFP Elegant Simplicity in Complex Financial Concepts Have you ever wondered why understanding simple financial concepts during divorce can be so difficult? Read on for some ideas for how communication theory might help you (or your client) make better financial decisions during a divorce. What if we could explain …

Bart J. Carey, ESQ. Awarded The Eureka Award

Bart J. Carey, ESQ. Awarded The Eureka Award [ANAHEIM, CA —May 8, 2012]—Collaborative Professionals of California recently presented Bart J. Carey, Esq. with The Eureka Award. This award recognizes and honors those who have made significant contributions and demonstrated an abiding dedication to establishing and sustaining Collaborative Practice in California. Mr. Carey was nominated for …

Divorce and Real Estate

Bart had the opportunity to talk with Ron Siegel and Melinda Johnson on Ron’s radio show in September. Ron covers his conservative viewpoints for the first 20 minutes before Melinda and Bart chime in about Real Estate and Divorce.

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