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Tips for Creating Positive Time with Your Kids during Divorce

Kristin Little is a licensed mental health therapist, Collaborative coach, and writer at Kristin Little Counselling. Establishing positive visits with your kids is an essential part of helping them to adjust to the changes of a two home family. Having positive visits is vital for continuing the connection and relationship and  ensuring kids feel reassured,…

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Supporting our Family Law Clients in Virtual Dispute Resolution

Alexis Squier is a Principal Attorney and Collaborative Lawyer at Strata Law Group, PLLC in Seattle. Like so many colleagues, I have engaged in a number of meetings and Collaborative divorce sessions in the virtual environment over the last few months, and I have been intrigued by the behavior and impact on the participants when…

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Collaborative Divorce: An Innovative Solution to the Messy Divorce Problem

Asa LaMusga, Principal and Chief Performance Office at Gravis Law The adversarial process of law only helps exasperate the fighting. But what if there was a different way? A way that doesn’t air out your divorce in public and focuses on building a path forward instead of tearing things down. A method that focuses on…

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Inter-Practice Group Relations

Practice Group health is essential to the health of Collaborative Practice as a whole. Much of the energy that we put into our practice group work involves intra-Practice Group relations. Intra denotes inside or internal. Intra-Practice Group relations describes everything we do individually within each of our practice groups, from attending meetings, studying Collaborative literature,…

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Your First Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa Since Divorce? Ugh.

Are you dreading Christmas? Will it be your first special holiday since your separation? Are you depressed about not having your children for New Years Eve, or Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or some other special day. Whatever the holiday, you are not alone.I remember the first Christmas that my three boys were with their mother Christmas Eve…

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Top 3 Reasons To Practice Collaborative Law

You may have heard of the reasons clients choose the collaborative method to resolve their legal and family disputes: Respect is fostered. Communication is enhanced. Privacy is maintained. Solutions are comprehensive. Budgets are respected. Agreements are long-lasting. But why do attorneys choose to practice collaborative law? Work in a Team Environment Rather than adversaries, the…

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It Takes The Little Things

In one of my first practice group meetings as a newly trained Collaborative Practitioner more than five years ago the thought came to me that Collaborative Practice is similar to a sports team. To have success as a Team there needs to be good communication, accountability, transparency, leadership, effort, and more. I refer to these…

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Good Divorce, Part Two

Last week, I started my discussion of a marvelous article in The Seattle Times Pacific NW section. In this article, Collaborative law was identified as the way to “do divorce” in a dignified way. The article never said the practice of “good divorce” was easy, but it did highlight the long-term benefits for the couple…

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Good Divorce

I recently attended a housewarming party hosted by my niece, which turned into an engagement party when her boyfriend proposed to her. Before he got on his knee, he asked permission for her hand from her father, her stepmother, her mother (my sister), and her stepfather. He was worn out when he was finished! During…

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Barking Less

I am sure you have seen this sign on the back of cars and trucks — they are rather ubiquitous (one of my favorite words). When I once again saw it the other night, I thought about Collaborative law. (Is that weird or what? I probably need some more ice cream or something!) When people…

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