Category: Collaborative Law

Is Collaborative Law the Process for You?

May 04, 2018 | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Blog, Collaborative Law, Divorce

Icon for author Stephanie Jablon Stephanie Jablon

Making the decision to divorce does not always equate to a battle in court. Trained collaborative law attorneys can review alternative dispute resolution options with you other than the traditional litigation route. In the past few years, the collaborative process has grown due in part to some very positive aspects of collaborative law, which may be a favorable option for you. The collaborative process is a conscious choice to agree […]

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I Quit: Why Leaving the Collaborative Law Process Is Difficult (By Design)

January 12, 2018 | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Blog, Collaborative Law, Divorce

Icon for author Robert Raver Robert Raver

Throughout the divorce litigation process, clients will ask their attorneys what the chances of success are on a particular motion or position for an upcoming hearing. Without a crystal ball, it is extremely difficult for practitioners to tell clients what will happen, so practitioners are left relying on experience – and anecdotal evidence — to estimate what may happen.  Every practitioner, however, after saying “you have a 50-50 shot at […]

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Pittsburgh Family Law Attorneys Celebrate 2017 Conflict Resolution Day

Pittsburgh family law attorneys from our firm were on hand to commemorate Conflict Resolution Day 2017 on Oct. 19. The cocktail reception and awards presentation, held in downtown Pittsburgh at the Allegheny County Family Division Court Building, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Allegheny County’s Generations Program and the 35th anniversary of The Mediation Council of Western PA. Conflict Resolution Day was created by the Association for Conflict Resolution in 2005 to: […]

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What Is Divorce Mediation?

For many couples, the divorce process is extremely challenging, from both a financial and emotional perspective — there may be a great deal of tension between the couple regarding the divorce itself, and the high-conflict atmosphere introduced by some attorneys can lead to the provision of legal assistance that is not actually constructive for either party. Fortunately, since the introduction of no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania (married couples have the option […]

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