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The third edition of Collaborative Law: Achieving Effective Resolution in Divorce without Litigation is substantially revised and expanded. This edition serves both as a broad, comprehensive introduction to collaborative legal practice for lawyers new to the area as well as a current reference for more experienced practitioners.
In the preface of the first edition, Stu Webb, the grandfather of collaborative law, wrote that practicing collaborative law "will change your practice and your life." Webb knew what he was talking about. Collaborative law burst into view when Pauline H. Tesler "exported" the concept first developed by Webb in his practice.
Over the years, Collaborative Law has consistently attracted lawyers who want to align their life values with their professional practice and who abhorred the adversarial norms of divorce litigation. Collaborative Law has taught family lawyers an invaluable lesson on how to respond effectively to change the tone of continuous divorce litigation to a civil conversation that results in an equitable agreement for both divorcing partners.
In this book, the author cuts to the chase showing lawyers how to omit the ritual of unrealistic opening offers, ongoing meetings and the back and forth negotiation between attorneys as well as clients.
Collaborative Law will clearly explain all aspects of the process including: