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Posted by Best4All December 11th, 2017

News & Resources

Collaboration > Litigation Vol. 1

By Rita Davie at HD Collaborative Law As collaborative lawyers, we have a tendency to rattle on about the emotional, financial and time costs of litigation. You have caught on to our ploy; we want you choosing us as your lawyers, not the litigator down the street. If...

How Soon Should You Seek Legal Advice for a Divorce?

Every spousal situation is unique, and sometimes determining when you should seek legal advice when you and your spouse are considering divorce can be daunting. Not only does speaking with a lawyer often make things seem more official, but it also opens the door to...

CONFESSIONS OF A DIVORCE LAWYER: The Cost of Anger, Part 1

By Debbie Hoffman at HD Collaborative Law I know you’ve heard it before. When you separate from your spouse, you go through a grieving process.  You go through stages:  denial, anger, bargaining, depression and (finally) acceptance.  The grief you experience during a...

What is a Co-Habitation Agreement, and Do I Need One?

By Rita Davie at HD Collaborative Law A co-habitation agreement is a contract you enter into with someone you are living with or are planning to live with, usually in a common law relationship, that outlines your mutual expectations for what will happen if your...

10 Reasons to Choose Collaborative

By Rita Davie at HD Collaborative Law There are probably a thousand reasons why collaborative practice is the best method of family law, but here are my top ten: 1. Choice The collaborative process gives the parties the choice to meet when they're ready, where they...

Using a Separation Agreement as a Unique Tool

Many people think of a separation as the precursor to divorce. While that may or may not always be true, one important document that can help couples determine what comes next is a separation agreement outlining the needs and wants of both parties. In fact, a...

The Advantages of an Uncontested Divorce

You may have heard the terms “contested divorce” or “uncontested divorce”, but it may not be clear what these terms mean. A contested divorce means that two people cannot agree on one or more terms of a divorce, leading them to seek legal advice and often a visit to...

Who’s on My Collaborative Family Law Team?

If you’ve heard of collaborative family law, but you aren’t sure what to expect from the process during a separation or divorce, you may be surprised to learn that you have multiple professionals on your team. While many couples seek legal advice from a lawyer, there...