The Power Of Language

You may notice that Open Palm Law’s website has the word “collaborative” plastered all over it. We each have an idea of what the word ...
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Buying Someone Else’s Marital Home 2

In Part One of this two-part blog series, we discussed the most common questions we get from someone who wants to buy a house from ...
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Buying Someone Else’s Marital Home 1

What are the questions I get from the client who doesn’t want a divorce, but wants, instead, to buy a house from someone getting divorced? ...
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In the Trenches Part Five

In this blog series, we’ve already explored four break-up negotiations and how they played out after the collaborative facilitators reported.
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In the Trenches Part Four

In the first three parts of this series on client goals and interests, we examined the actual reports of three different facilitators to their professional ...
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In the Trenches Part Three

In the first two parts of this series, we’ve explored two different facilitators’ reports on the clients’ goals and interests, and on their individual and ...
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In the Trenches Part Two

When the collaborative facilitator meets with the team’s clients for the first time, usually individually, he asks the clients to describe their goals.
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In the Trenches Part One

When the collaborative facilitator meets the team’s clients for the first time, usually individually, she asks them to define their goals.
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The Grievances

Every action has a reaction, “side effect,” if you will. One of the side effects of litigation is that disappointed people “grieve” lawyers.
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