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Welcome to the New Collaborative Divorce Website

July 27, 2021

Welcome to a new and improved Collaborative Divorce Wisconsin website!

The members of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc. (CFLCW) developed this website and provide services to Wisconsin families.  The pages here are designed to summarize how the Collaborative Process works, what makes Collaborative Divorce an effective approach, and how the professionals that make up your team are dedicated to helping you and your family.

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Divorce is a legal thing; or maybe not

April 15, 2021

Search for “emotional aspects of divorce’ on the latest edition of the world’s encyclopedia – Google – and you will quickly see about  152 million results.
Yet it is fair to suggest that most people consider divorce to be primarily a legal “thing.” -News Editor

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When Experts Matter

February 15, 2021

A recent survey regarding attitudes regarding taxes and tax preparation revealed that a majority of households – 56% actually – relied upon another person or firm to prepare their taxes. This is not surprising given how few of us want to deal with the US Tax Code, a document now consisting of over 73,900 pages according to a national tax reporting service.
-News Editor

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A Twist on the Team

June 1, 2020

Like all good ideas, and other approaches to problem solving, the collaborative process continues to evolve as well.

A recent twist to the process has emerged in Wisconsin. Some professionals refer to it as the “facilitative” model, others prefer to call it the “enhanced one coach” model, and still others have developed their own unique descriptions.

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How to Avoid the Divortex – Part 3

May 28, 2020

As discussed in previous months, the “divortex” can be avoided by choosing the Collaborative Process. Prior articles describe what Collaboration is – it is a process that avoids court and may use a team of experts to help clients create the best settlement option possible. -Part Three
GUEST BLOG – Audra Holbeck, JD

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How to Avoid the Divortex – Part 2

May 14, 2020

The second definition provides a visual for what many think a divorce “looks like.” While the end of a marriage is emotionally tumultuous and devastating, the actual legal process of uncoupling does not have to be. But, it is critical that you choose a process that promotes healing. The Collaborative Process does just that. – Part Two
GUEST BLOG – Audra Holbeck, JD

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How to Avoid the Divortex – Part 1

May 1, 2020

It’s tornado season, so many of us in the Midwest think of a tornado when we think of a vortex. Regardless of where you live, if you are going through a divorce, this definition might sound like something you experience rather than something you see, and so, the term Divortex seems appropriate. –Part One
GUEST BLOG – Audra Holbeck, JD

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The Role of the Lawyer Revisted

March 14, 2020

The role of lawyers in collaborative cases is markedly different than the role of lawyers in traditional divorce representation. Traditional divorce process severs a family and imposes adversarial goals on clients: each lawyer is obligated to advocate only his or her own client’s position and the goal is to do whatever it takes to win the biggest piece of the financial pie and maximum control over the children for his or her client
-Diane Mader, JD

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Collaborative Divorce in a Nutshell

February 1, 2020

For those of you who, like myself, want bullet-point, clear and concise answers to your questions, here it is: “a nutshell” description of what it means to engage in a “collaborative divorce” and what it means to have a “collaborative attorney.”
– Megann Hendrix, JD

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