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While I talk a great deal about Collaborative Divorce because it is my preferred dispute resolution method, our office also does a large amount of divorce litigation (court based). However, all divorce litigation is not the same. I like to think of collaboratively informed litigation as Compassionate Litigation. This is based on the idea that […]

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A Litigation Story: Lori and Joe had been fighting off and on for the last year, too often in front of their children, Max (8) and Maggie (10). Finally, Lori told Joe that she wanted a divorce. Over the next couple of weeks, both met with and hired divorce lawyers. When they met with their […]

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One of the best ways to deal with the negative impacts of divorce is to work to minimize them. This is both a matter of lowering the conflict and preparing for your new single life. One impact from divorce is certainly the financial. Even though the divorce settlement may balance the incomes to some extent, […]

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While we believe in exploring opportunities for alternative dispute resolution in our cases, often we do need to litigate (proceed with court process) for one reason or another. Litigation IS an adversarial process. Still, even in litigation we prefer to reduce conflict rather than escalate it. One way to do that is as simple as […]

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This question can refer to two very different sets of divorce papers. One is the initial papers filing for divorce, and one is the final order completing the divorce; and of course, I am only discussing this from the perspective of divorce in Washington State. The law in other states or countries may be different. […]

The post How Can I Get Someone To Sign Divorce Papers? appeared first on Seattle Divorce Services.

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Litigation is the process of submitting issues to the court for decision. While we believe that our clients are better off when we can keep conflict to a minimum and help our clients reach agreements out of court, sometimes litigation is needed. Litigation is generally needed if one side is unwilling to work cooperatively. This […]

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We work with a wide variety of clients; but many who find that we are a good fit for them are involved in a complex divorce with a significant amount of conflict, and want to find ways to reduce that conflict. In other words, they are not able to reach agreements on their own, but […]

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As a general rule, the best thing you can do for your children during a divorce is to keep the impacts on them to a minimum. Certainly there will be impacts – they will have two homes, they won’t see both parents most days, etc. But the toughest impacts come from being exposed to conflict […]

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A question that comes up from time to time is: how much should the children be given a voice in the divorce? This generally relates to the parenting plan. I cannot think of issues related to the financial settlement where this would generally be a question, although some issues related to the parenting plan may […]

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Children tend to prefer stability and predictability over change. Stability and predictability feel safe. Divorce means change. On the other hand, a home with significant conflict also does not feel safe, and even without open conflict a home where love between the parents is missing sets our children up to accept that as normal. A […]

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