Collaborative Divorce – The Process


Collaborative divorce is a peaceful divorce solution to an otherwise traditionally court-litigated divorce. Many couples turn to the collaborative divorce method instead of turning the end of their marriage into a struggle. If you and your spouse are willing to try and work together, the collaborative divorce process might be the right for you. A…

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Divorce Mediation, what are The Advantages?


Divorce mediation has many advantages that might be helpful to your family, regardless of the legal matters involved with your situation. Finding common ground rather than fighting each other utilizing divorce mediation allows you and your spouse to create effective resolutions for your family’s future. Divorce mediation is a proven effective alternative to the traditional…

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What to Expect when working with a Collaborative Divorce Attorney


As a collaborative divorce attorney, I have helped many couples through the divorce process and even more that wish to discuss how collaborative divorce works. A collaborative divorce is not like a traditional divorce or even mediation.  Collaborative attorneys representing you and your spouse will help the two of you to work together to reach…

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What is Divorce Mediation?

The Missouri Supreme Court defines divorce mediation as “a process in which a neutral third party facilitates communications between the parties to promote settlement.” Divorce mediation helps people resolve the most problematic disputes and is an especially well-suited tool for the needs of those facing family law issues. Working with an experienced mediator can help…

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Collaborative Divorce: Providing Solutions

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Collaborative divorce provides solutions for couples finding it difficult to communicate and reach a final divorce settlement. The collaborative method gives spouses the time and space to learn effective communication skills in order to work together to create unique solutions to their divorce needs. In collaborative divorce, each spouse has an attorney who helps them…

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Top 4 Divorce Mediation FAQ’S IN 2022

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Divorce mediation is an opportunity for couples to resolve their divorce needs outside of the courtroom, but can be confused when compared to a traditionally litigated divorce. Here are my top 4 frequently asked questions about divorce mediation: What Is Mediation? Again, divorce mediation offers couples a chance to settle their case. A skilled mediator…

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Collaborative Divorce: Avoid Bitterness & Courtroom Battles

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Collaborative divorce gives couples the time and space to be able to avoid courtroom battles and avoid bitterness towards each other. It is a peaceful alternative to a traditionally litigated divorce, and many couples are turning to the collaborative method instead of turning the end of their marriage into a fight. If you and your…

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Divorce Mediator: A Leader In Divorce And Family Law Mediation

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Divorce mediator, Hugh. F. O’Donnell, is a leader in the fields of divorce and family law mediation. He began doing divorce and family law mediation years ago when it was a rarity, when few were exploring those options. He has taken and presented many advanced mediation trainings and have ears the respect of the courts…

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Collaborative Divorce: Well-Suited For Divorces With Children

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Collaborative divorce has many benefits, and is well-suited for divorces when children are involved. As a divorce attorney, I know the challenges that people face when it is time to divorce, and I know the good that collaborative divorce can do for people. The collaborative process is especially well-suited to divorces with children as it…

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Divorce Mediation: Finding Common Ground In Different Perspectives

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Divorce mediation gives spouses time to find common ground in their differing perspectives, instead of fighting and creating a stalemate environment. Family law matters including divorce, child custody, and other issues can be incredibly difficult to resolve. Everyone has their own agendas and often conflicting sets of best interest. Being able to find common ground…

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