Collaborative News

What do Robin Williams, Madonna, and Cameron Crowe all have in common? Besides being rich and famous celebrities, they have all utilized collaborative divorce—an increasingly popular alternative to a litigated divorce. While the dirty details of most celebrity divorces end up splashed across the pages of gossip magazines and websites, the relatively new process of collaborative divorce allows couples the...

Without question, the cruelest way you can tell your spouse you want out of the marriage is to never mention that you are unhappy and then, one day quite out of the blue say, "I'm not happy. I want a divorce."

I call this a "hit and run" way to tell your spouse you want out of the marriage and, in my professional opinion, it is the most hurtful, hateful and heinous way to exit your nuptials. Those on the receiving end of this...

By Curtis Harrison
www.huffingtonpost.com

Over the last 25 years, Americans have been on the cutting edge of advancements in disciplines such as medicine. 25 years ago, a back surgery required long hospital stays, metal plates, and months of recovery. Today, surgeons deliver "minimally-invasive" procedures that have folks in and out faster than a TSA security pat-down. So why do we...

1. Privacy - Most people don't realize that divorce files are public record and all court appearances are open to the public. In a typical litigated divorce, the court file will contain specific information about your income, your retirement funds, the value of your home, your mortgage balance, all of your debts, the value and type of any investments, the names and ages of your children, your age, status of your health,...

Yes, divorce is here to stay, and although it is difficult at any time, during the holidays it can seem that much more so. Traversing the road to divorce is usually characterized by frustration, anger and unmet needs. Transposing negative feelings against a background of Christmas cheer and Happy New Year's greetings can get very discouraging. The crisis of divorce, however, can present one with both risk as well as opportunity. And,...