Laurie Israel

Why Add a Neutral Process Coach to a Collaborative Divorce?

June 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Divorce

Collaborative divorce combines several elements of the divorce process into an effective whole.  The result is, in general, a divorce that is more closely tailored to the needs and interests of the divorcing individuals (and their children).  But adding a Neutral Process Coach to the mix may provide great value and lead to a better result.

Here are some of the features of collaborative divorce:

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Laurie Israel

Don’t Let Your Attorney Hijack Your Divorce

December 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Divorce

As published in Huffington Post, 11/30/2010.

You have embarked on a divorce, selected a lawyer, and now are ready to begin the process.  Be careful of the many pitfalls as you work with your attorney.  Here are some things to avoid as your divorce wends its way through the legal process:

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Laurie Israel

Virginia Collaborative Professionals publishes humorous video distinguishing divorce litigation from collaborative divorce.

September 11, 2010 by  
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The Virginia Collaborative Professionals (VaCP) professions recently sponsored a collaborative divorce Video Contest.  I liked the video of the VaCP group, called “Collaboration is Cool”,  which features a bunch of middle-aged (late middle-aged?) collaborative professionals singing new words to “I Ain’t Got a Barrel of Money (Side by Side)”.  Here’s the link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhN_aOOq_DM  It’s corny, but pretty darn good (I love seeing videos of lawyers making fools of themselves), and starkly explains the difference between litigating divorce and collaborating on the divorce.

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