Litigation, Collaborative Divorce, or Mediation

Divorce & Family Law
Conflict between the man and the woman

Ending a marriage is usually an emotionally difficult, financially stressful process that begins much earlier than the actual divorce proceedings. When couples seek legal counsel for divorce, they have often been working through these difficulties for months, if not years. The underlying circumstances are unique for every divorce, making a one-size-fits-all divorce ineffective for most...

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The Progressive Lawyer: How to Improve the Quality of Interviews, Meetings and Settlement Conferences by Learning to Use Advocacy and Inquiry More Effectively

Divorce & Family Law
divorce

by Curtis J. Romanowski, Esq. As attorneys, we are trained to be advocates in the process known as “adversarial”. Many of us self-selected into the legal profession partly because our underlying personality and temperament traits are geared toward advocacy. Similarly, lawyers, the good ones are typically quite inquisitive. Their questioning techniques, however, often take on...

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Progressive Divorce: A 4-Phase, Outcome-Driven Approach to Nonlitigated Dispute Resolution The Matrimonial Strategist ™, Volume XX, Number 6

Divorce & Family Law

Progressive Divorce: A 4-Phase, Outcome-Driven Approach to Nonlitigated Dispute Resolution The Matrimonial Strategist ™, Volume XX, Number 6 Progressive ® Divorce is a staged or incremental approach to family law. Consistent with the proven tenets of sound program management, Progressive Divorce clients benefit from carefully structured problem solving and mediated negotiation methodologies. The process incorporates...

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Collaborative Law – How It Works and Why Progressive Divorce is Preferable The Matrimonial Strategist ™, Volume XX, Number 6

Divorce & Family Law

Collaborative Law – How It Works and Why Progressive Divorce is Preferable The Matrimonial Strategist ™, Volume XX, Number 6 Collaborative Law is one approach to non-litigated dispute resolution now piloted in a number of States including Ohio, California and Minnesota. The concept was likewise initiated in New Jersey in 1998 by the Collaborative Family...

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Progressive Divorce: Making Best Practices Better by Getting There First New Jersey Law Journal, VOL. CLXVII – NO. 3 – INDEX 187 APRIL 15, 2002

Divorce & Family Law

Progressive Divorce: Making Best Practices Better by Getting There First New Jersey Law Journal, VOL. CLXVII – NO. 3 – INDEX 187 APRIL 15, 2002 One of the mandates of Best Practices involves shrinking the time float; what has been referred to as “schedule crashing” in other contexts. Schedule crashing invariably trades a collapsed time...

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Are Prenuptial Agreements Affected by Changed Circumstances?

Divorce & Family Law

Are Prenuptial Agreements Affected by Changed Circumstances? by Curtis J. Romanowski, Esq. People who go through the bother and expense of entering into prenuptial agreements, sign the agreement with the expectation that the agreement will be enforceable and will give them the future protection that they seek. Fundamentally, we are talking about a contract between...

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