Norma Trusch, a regular contributor to this blog, felt it was worth it for us to link to this excellent (and heartbreaking) article from the King County Collaborative Law website.
Trusch notes, “Kevin’s experience is one that experienced family lawyers run into on a regular basis. No matter how sincerely you want to settle a case peacefully, it takes two – and an ‘old school’ lawyer on the other side can often persuade a malleable client that their adversarial approach will bring about a better result. Only collaborative law can guarantee that both lawyers are committed to helping their clients go through the divorce process in a respectful and efficient manner. It always makes me sad when I read about experiences like Kevin’s that could have been avoided if the parties had taken the collaborative route.”