According to the statute, we get into collaborative by signing a participation agreement. If you're not working under the family law statute, you're just signing a contract to enroll you into the process in a case such as a probate matter or a civil litigation dispute. The statute says collaborative means you have dedicated settlement counsel and must have two lawyers. We sign a participation agreement that says the collaborative lawyers will not be litigation counsel if this opts out of … [Read more...]
Protecting Our Children in Divorce.
Billy’s parents are divorcing. Billy is 7 years old and he is worried that he will never see his father again. Harper’s parents are divorcing. She is 19 years old and Harper is worried that her parents will no longer be able to pay for her college. Jim’s parents are divorcing. Jim is 10 years old. Jim is worried that he will be separated from his dog half the time. Madelyn’s parents are divorcing. She is 13 years old. Madelyn is worried that they will have to move, and she will lose all of her … [Read more...]