Recent Posts by My Collaborative Team

Check Your Egos At The Door

The following piece was written by My Collaborative Team participant, Jeffrey P. Wasserman, Esq. 

When I first received my training to become a Collaborative Lawyer, I was told I needed to learn to adopt a paradigm shift from my role as a litigator, which I had practiced...

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Divorce, Special Needs Children & the Collaborative Law Process

By: Jordan Niefeld, CPA, CFP®

When a couple decides to formally end their marriage, many times, there are children involved. It is safe to say that the most ideal situation is when both parents, together, cooperate for the benefit and what is in the best interest of their children. This...

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The Road Not Taken

I am a fervent proponent of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). For the most part, families do not belong in a courtroom. There are so many benefits to spouses and partners actually reaching agreements themselves, rather than having judges decide the most personal aspects of their lives. Families who negotiate rather than litigate recover...

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The Collaborative Process Isn’t All Kumbaya

Early on in my career as a Collaborative Attorney, other family attorneys would say to me, "when I have people consult with me who get along, I'll send them to you". I would chuckle because to my mind, people who are getting along as they go through divorce are probably not in a family attorney's office. There's a misconception about the Collaborative Process. Some people think...

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