Collaborative law doesn’t get much air time in pop culture; it is a lot less dramatic than a contentious divorce in court. Still, unless domestic violence and/or coercive control are an issue, many couples could benefit from collaborative law as a meaningful settlement process to settle their divorce. A collaborative divorce is generally less expensive, […]
A Q&A With Allison Maxim: Working with a Settlement-Oriented Lawyer The phrase “settlement-oriented lawyer” confuses some people. So, I sat down with someone to explain what it means, why it’s important, and how using a settlement lawyer can benefit them in their divorce. The transcript of our Q-and-A looks into the many advantages of finding […]
Blame takes the center stage in many divorces. Parties to a divorce often blame their partners for the hurt and grief they feel, and their partners in turn blame them for their pain. When taking a mindful approach to divorce, individuals learn to recognize these feelings, and use the appropriate tools to manage feelings in a productive way that can lead to healthier results for themselves and their children.
When couples try to resolve family disputes without resorting to litigation, they consider Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). ADR comprises a few different methods that can be used in specific scenarios for addressing disputed family law issues. Three of the most common ADR methods are: Mediation: In mediation, a neutral third-party works with the parties to […]
Many people think of divorce as a contentious legal process where the courts ultimately decide the couple’s fate, but that approach is only one of many options. For couples who can work together amicably during their divorce, there is no reason for such an adversarial approach. Maxim Smith Divorce Matrix The Maxim Smith Divorce Matrix […]