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Posted by Best4All December 11th, 2017

News & Resources

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...

The Three Key Ingredients of Collaborative Family Law

If you and your spouse are looking for ways to make your divorce agreement go more smoothly, you may be looking for alternatives to the court system. It may also be important to you to finalize your divorce as quickly as possible, while also achieving a fair and...

Four Questions You Should Ask Your Divorce Lawyers

As you sit down with a lawyer to discuss filing for divorce, you may have lots of questions. Will you be able to split your assets fairly? Can you manage your finances once you’ve split? How will your children be affected? These are all important and relevant...