Creative Writing: The Big Guy and The Little Guy

This is a story about two guys drafted into the army who met at Fort Dix, New Jersey.  These two guys had the same name, and the same Trinitron TV, same model even.  They also both had new guitars they couldn’t yet play, BUT they had very nice guitars and felt...

New Terms For Collaborative Family Law

Nearly thirty years ago the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation was born.  Almost immediately we began a new vocabulary.  Most notable was the substitution of Parenting Plan for the more familiar, Custody and Visitation.  The thinking was that the old phrase...

Open Letter To Collaborative Attorneys

Dear Sir or Madam: I am so pleased to learn that you have been trained in Collaborative Law and intend to use this model to assist spouses dissolve their partnerships in a less adversarial way by taking the big contest off the table at the outset of...

What Is Collaborative Family Law?

Collaborative Family Law is a term given to a relatively new process designed to help divorcing couples come to a mutually acceptable agreement with the assistance of an attorney (one for each party) and one or any number of other allied professionals with special...