Author Archivesss: Jac Knust

20 May 2014

How to Create a Successful Collaborative Divorce

Divorce

After the participants have selected the Collaborative law approach to resolve their differences and finalize their divorce, they will follow these steps.  Some of the steps may be repeated or skipped and some may not occur, depending on the facts of each matter.  These steps follow the steps found under Considering the Collaborative Process. Here more...

13 May 2014

F.O.R.D. Driven Approach to the Collaborative Divorce Process

Divorce

After the participants have signed the Collaborative Divorce agreement, the participants will then identify all concerns or issues they may have and wish to discuss in the meetings.  When discussing each concern or issue the Professionals prefer to use the following process, that some like to call F.O.R.D.: Fact Gathering: In this stage the participants more...

6 May 2014

You’ve Signed the Collaborative Divorce Agreement. Now What?

Divorce

You and your partner have reached an acceptable Collaborative divorce agreement and you both have signed the Agreement.  So, what happens now? Depending on when you and your partner separated you may have to wait until you have been separated for one (1) year before filing for divorce with the Court.  If you have already more...

29 Apr 2014

How to Shield a Court Record after Peace or Protective Order is Denied or Dismissed

Divorce

Under certain circumstances, the person against whom a peace or protective order case was filed can keep the public from seeing information about the case. The person against whom the case was filed is the Respondent, and the person who filed for the case is the Petitioner. If the peace or protective order was denied more...

22 Apr 2014

Is the Collaborative Divorce Process Right for You?

Divorce

Before starting the Collaborative Process, the participants might follow the following steps in order to choose whether the Collaborative Process is for them.  Here is a quick overview of each step, which will be discussed in further detail later in this eBook. Step #1: Learning about and understanding the Collaborative Process. It is different from more...

24 Feb 2014

Discussion About the Collaborative Process

Divorce

This is the fifth step of a series of 12 steps that explains in detail how the Collaborative Law Process works. Click here for the previous step. Once the partners have gained a basic understanding of the Collaborative Process and spoken with Collaboratively Trained Professionals, it is time for them to decide whether they want more...

24 Feb 2014

Acceptable Collaborative Settlement Agreement

Divorce

This is the final step of a 12 step series that explains in detail how the Collaborative Law Process works. Click here for the previous step. Once the participants have reached an agreement on all issues, the settlement agreement should be reduced to writing. The Collaborative team should coordinate which attorney will draft the settlement more...

24 Feb 2014

Collaborative Divorce Solution Meetings

Divorce

This is the eleventh step of a series of 12 steps that explains in detail how the Collaborative Law Process works. Click here for the previous step. After the first collaborative divorce meeting with all team members, the participants may meet with their coaches, neutrals or specialist before all the team members meet again.  At more...

24 Feb 2014

After The First Full Team Collaborative Divorce Meeting

Divorce

This is the tenth step of a series of 12 steps that explains in detail how the Collaborative Law Process works. Click here for the previous step. The participants will meet with their financial neutral/specialist, coaches and/or child specialist in between each collaborative meeting. A: Financial Specialist/Neutral The financial neutral may ask the participants to more...

24 Feb 2014

Collaborative Professionals Debrief

Divorce

This is the ninth step of a series of 12 steps that explains in detail how the Collaborative Law Process works. Click here for the previous step. It is a good idea for the collaborative professionals to debrief each meeting immediately following the meeting. Coordinating schedules can be difficult, so the easiest way to debrief more...

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