Divorce is a legal thing; or maybe not
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
Collaborative Divorce or Mediation?
In recent years, some Wisconsin attorneys have expanded their practices to include divorce mediation services. When a lawyer mediates a divorce, the lawyer can give legal information to the couple, but not legal advice. For some couples, legal information is 95% of what they need. Once they understand what the laws say, they feel comfortable working out their issues with the help of a mediator, but without getting legal advice. That’s important, because the mediator has to be neutral between the two of them.
-Rebecca Oettinger, PhD, JD
When Is Collaborative Divorce “Appropriate?”
Recently we encountered this statement on a law firm website (not members of CFLCW):
“While …[trained]… in Collaborative Divorce ..[we use] this approach when requested, and we caution…not all cases benefit from this [approach].”
It is the responsibility of the collaborative attorney to provide information to clients about the range of process options available to them…. -News EditorRead more