Sunday, May 27, 2007

Out of Court Divorce - Collaborative Process

Out of Court Divorce - Nelson BC

The Collaborative Process:
  • begins with a Participation Agreement
  • when applied to divorce results in huge Benefits including less stress, lower costs and happier kids without going to court
  • moves the focus from blame to resolution
  • differs from mediation in that a mediator is a neutral party who cannot offer advice or opinions, where the collaborative process allows both parties to have active legal advisors - you are never on your own - your collaborative Lawyer is at your side explaining issues and helping you achieve goals by mutual participation and agreement

Out of Court Divorce Web Site

A Better Way to Divorce

Studies show that most marriages today are re-marriages. That means that most of us will be married more than once in our lifetime. And that means that we will each go through at least one uncoupling in our lives, maybe two or three, if we are statistically normal. Since it is the norm rather than the exception, why do some people still treat an uncoupling as a failure of some sort? We do not need to regard separation and divorce as some sort of pathological event. We can resolve the legal issues that arise when we decide to go our separate ways with ease, dignity and grace using the Collaborative Process, not to mention keeping our coin in our pocket.
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Thursday, May 24, 2007

From Blame to Resolution

Collaborative Law Group of Nelson
The court system is set up to find fault and lay blame. But the legal issues that arise when a couple separate have nothing to do with finding fault. Are you ready to move from blame to resolution?

The two basic legal issues following an uncoupling are: what do we do about the children, and, how do we divide our property and debt? Because pointing fingers and laying blame are not helpful exercises in determining these legal issues, the courtroom is probably not the best place to resolve issues concerning children or property after a separation. The Collaborative Process allows you to find mutually acceptable resolutions to the legal issues, in a kind and respectful way, without creating even more anxiety and stress for you, your children and your former spouse.

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Collaborative Law Group of Nelson

The Collaborative Law Group of Nelson offers a healthy and dignified no court solution to divorce and other civil disputes to the residents of the East and West Kootenays, including Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, Salmo, Nakusp, Slocan, Creston, Kaslo, Silverton, New Denver and Rossland.

We are a group of independent professional lawyers, counsellors, financial advisors and child specialists who are all highly skilled mediators and trained at working together collaboratively to provide you and your family assistance when you need it most, that is, when you are moving through a family transition. We join professional Collaborative Practice Groups that have now formed in every major centre throughout North America and Europe so that the residents of the East and West Kootenay have available in the local area The Collaborative Way to Divorce, a concept created by Stuart G. Webb and Ronald D. Ousky in 1999, and now a book by the same name.

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Monday, May 7, 2007

Collaborative Law Group of Nelson

What is a collaborative practice group?

A collaborative practice group is a group of lawyers and other helping professionals who have formed a connection so that they can collectively offer you a team approach to dispute resolution. It’s best for opposing parties to retain two lawyers who have worked together for opposite parties and have a proven record of success. You can find two such lawyers in a Collaborative Practice Group. Visit our links page to find Collaborative Practice groups everywhere.

Collaborative lawyers are interested in helping opposing parties reach mutually acceptable terms of a legally enforceable Separation Agreement.

No Court Divorce

Did you know?
  • You can apply for a no court divorce after you have reached the terms of a Separation Agreement through the collaborative divorce process.
  • Alternative dispute resolution is about find solutions rather than proving who is right.

The Collaborative Law Group of Nelson offer a no court alternative for dispute resolution, including separation and divorce, to the residents of the Kootenays in British Columbia. Visit our site at for more information.