Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce versus Mediation

Blackboard old wooden with word conflict and mediation. When considering how to go about getting divorced, clients often ask us to describe the benefits of a Collaborative Divorce versus mediation. Both are good alternatives to litigation and both can be excellent options for clients who do not want to wage battle in

Cost of a Collaborative Divorce versus Litigation

Clients often ask us to address the cost comparison between various process options (litigation, mediation, self-help, Collaborative, etc.). In all cases, the quicker parties come to resolution, the cheaper the process. However, the Collaborative process can offer a cost-saving in several key areas. First, in cases involving assets like homes or businesses,

Can the court make a spouse pay attorney fees?

There’s no way around it: Oregon divorce and family law cases can be expensive. No only do you often have attorney fees associated with each side, but often a single household is being divided into two separated households. This can result in new costs in the form of newly required rent, utilities,

Don’t get hooked by social media: The risk of social media during divorce

It’s an all too common scenario. During a divorce or child custody, or modification case, a parent takes to social media to vent their frustrations and rally the troops. Well-meaning friends and family may encourage the exchange, resulting in piling on and public trash-talking of the spouse, lawyers, or even the judge

You want what? The lowdown on financial discovery during Oregon divorce

When divorce and family law clients begin a case, perhaps one of the things that surprises them the most is the amount of work required to gather documents. Generally when a person is served with divorce, child custody modification, or child support modification paperwork they receive a “Request of Production of Documents.”

Using a Financial Specialist in an Oregon Collaborative Divorce Case

Clients engaged in the Oregon Collaborative Divorce process have the benefit of using a neutral financial specialist as part of the team. Using a financial specialist in an Oregon Collaborative Divorce has many benefits. In contrast to litigation, where each side has an expert running scenarios, crunching data, and creating one-sided solutions,

Using a Divorce Coach in a Collaborative Divorce Case

Couples participating in the Collaborative Divorce process have the opportunity to use a “divorce coach” as part of the team. Clients sometimes ask how a divorce coach beneficial or relevant in a divorce case. Simply put, because Oregon is a “no fault” state, a divorce court does not address the emotional component

Hallmarks of the Best Oregon Collaborative Divorce Lawyers

Collaborative Divorce (capitalized as a proper noun) in Oregon, while having been around for quite some time, has only recently begun to gather critical mass in our state. By necessity, Collaborative Divorce requires the agreement of both parties to pursue this alternative method of divorce. By extension, both parties must also retain

What is a Collaborative Divorce?

A “Collaborative Divorce” is a process option for divorcing couples, based on the principles of the “Collaborative Practice” philosophy. The process requires the commitment of the couple to resolve all disputes related to their divorce without litigation or the threat of litigation. No documents are filed in court until a full agreement

What is the “Collaborative Practice” philosophy?

Collaborative Practice Philosophy Applied “Collaborative Practice” is an out-of-court process option for resolving disputes peacefully and respectfully. The practice involves a non-adversarial approach to reaching resolutions. Collaborative divorce lawyers who work in this field are specially trained to help spouses negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement, while maintaining open communication and transparent information