Welcome to the summer edition of our newsletter, with articles by two of our child specialists. Marnie Olchowecki has written an article about parent-child contact problems after separation, and Jane Taylor Lee shares her observations of her most frequently-heard statements from children over the course of her 20 years talking with children who live with separated parents in conflict. Summer can be a time of reflection before the busyness of the fall comes upon us, September being the “new year” for many people. May these articles provide food for thought in making some fresh resolutions for the well-being of your children and your family.
We are well into Spring and baseball season is underway for many families. In this newsletter, Bob Blank, divorce coach, takes a look at how collaboration is a team sport, comparing it to baseball. Also, find out who your collaborative professionals are up-island.
Happy New Year to all! We are again beginning the year with a series of newsletters highlighting the various professional roles of the collaborative team and the type of assistance each can bring to people undergoing separation. We begin with the Financial Edition, with articles by two of our members, Tanya Sterling and Chris Ounsted.
Welcome to the Fall 2015 edition of our newsletter, featuring articles by one of our lawyers and a lawyer/coach team for this second of two legal editions. Crystal Buchan (lawyer) and Don Deines (coach) write about how lawyers and coaches work together to help separating couples manage the stress and emotional issues of a matrimonial breakdown. Laura Taylor writes about the difference between interest-based negotiations and positional bargaining. If these articles spark further questions about collaboration, mediation and legal options in general, you may contact any one of our collaborative lawyers, or consider an appointment with one of our divorce coaches who can meet with you to discuss your situation and consider what process might work best for you before deciding on the kind of professional assistance needed (see the getting started section of our website).
Welcome to the Summer 2015 edition of our newsletter, featuring articles by two of our lawyers for this first of two legal editions. Eugene Raponi, QC, writes about the role of mediation within the collaborative process, providing useful information about its value and effectiveness whenever a fresh perspective is needed. Jennifer Cooper, QC, looks at the role of the law in collaborative process, a topic that is often utmost in the minds of anyone who is newly separating from their partner. If these articles spark further questions about collaboration, mediation and legal options in general, you may contact any one of our collaborative lawyers, or consider an appointment with one of our divorce coaches who can meet with you to discuss your situation and consider what process might work best for you before deciding on the kind of professional assistance needed.
Welcome to the spring edition of our newsletter, featuring the role of divorce coaching in the collaborative separation process. By supporting people to address the emotional issues involved in their separation, divorce coaches pave the way for respectful negotiation of their separation agreement, potentially limiting legal costs. Divorce coaches are also invaluable in assisting people to create effective communications and structures which best support their children. In the articles which follow, Robert Blank discusses how divorce coaches help people create healthy post-separation families, and Charlotte Sutker offers guidance for parents to help their children manage transitions between their parents. Collaborative process recognizes that while divorce ends a marriage, it doesn’t end a family, and divorce coaches are there to help people achieve the best possible outcomes for their unique situations.
Happy New Year to all! We are beginning 2015 with a series of newsletters highlighting the various professional roles of the collaborative team and the type of assistance each can bring to people undergoing separation. We begin with the Financial Edition, with articles by two of our members, Theo Schmidt and Terry Parkes.
We plan to continue to present articles and viewpoints on various aspects of the new family law act and the relevance of collaborative process.
The January 2014 newsletter features the following articles:
- The New Child-Centric Family Law Act: A Lawyer’s Reflections, by Mary Mouat
- How Collaborative Process Keeps Children’s Interests at the Heart of Agreements, by Marnie Olchowecki
Welcome to our first newsletter!
Family law in British Columbia is changing in a major ways when the new Family Law Act (FLA) comes into force on March 18, 2013. One big change in the new law is that it prefers and encourages out-of-court resolution processes such as collaborative family law.
In the months to come, we will be highlighting ways in which the new FLA supports the use of collaborativeprocesses to resolve family law problems. In this newsletter, Devlin Farmer describes the new law regarding the relocation of children.
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