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What Makes Collaborative Divorce Unique?

Collaborative Divorce is a voluntary process in which parties settle disputes without resort to litigation. In Collaborative Divorce: The parties sign a collaborative participation agreement describing the nature and scope of the matter; The parties voluntarily disclose all information which is relevant and material to the matter that must be decided; The parties agree to …

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The Essential Frequently-asked Questions About Collaborative Law

What Is Collaborative Practice? Collaborative Divorce. Collaborative Law. Collaborative Practice. You may see the process referred to by any of these names. Here, let’s call it Collaborative Practice to encompass both collaborative civil and collaborative divorce practice. Collaborative practice is a process of dispute resolution in which parties represented by independent, collaboratively-trained counsel, meet periodically …

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice – Mediation and Collaborative Law

I have practiced law for twenty-five years. For most of that time, I have been a certified mediator and arbitrator. Mediation, unlike arbitration or lawsuits in court, offers parties the ability to resolve their dispute on their own terms. I have served as a mediator since 1995. I have mediated employment cases for the Equal …

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The Cautious Client and the “Non-Refundable Fee”

A few years ago, before my practice began to focus on mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law, a potential client visited my office to ask me to consider taking on a fairly complex matter involving numerous parties, claims, and counterclaims, litigation arising in the Alabama courts which might have expanded to other states or forums. The …

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