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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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What is a “Good” Parenting Plan?

April 14, 2020

Working as a child specialist, divorce coach, and mediator both in and out of the Collaborative process for the last 15 years, I have seen a LOT of parenting plans. During this time, I have come to feel more strongly about the importance of the flexibility in parenting plans. It is vital that parents realize that the parenting plan will need to be adjusted as children get older and parent circumstances change.
-Josie Cusma, LCSW

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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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