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The Collaborative Way to Divorce: The Revolutionary Method That Results in Less Stress, LowerCosts, and Happier Ki ds--Without Going to Court Paperback – Jun 26 2007
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[An] enormously helpful book . . . [that] can reduce the daunting economic and emotional pain of divorce. (Robert H. Mnookin, chair, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School)
[The groundbreaking guide to the] popular process that is faster, cheaper, and less emotionally taxing than courtroom divorce. (The Wall Street Journal)
About the Author
Stuart G. Webb invented collaborative law in 1990. He trains and lectures throughout North America and Europe and has appeared on the "CBS Evening News" and in "The New York Times" and "The Wall Street Journal,"
Ronald Ousky is a pioneer of collaborative law and a board member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals.
Top Customer Reviews
I wanted to give you a little synopsis of my dealings with the "father of collaborative divorce," and a brief review of the attorney Ron Ousky. Following will be my experience with the collaborative process with Ron. Please understand, I read the Ron Ousky book, comprehended the chapters only too well, and tried to abide by the advice given. Anyway, here is my review of the author:
"Ron Ousky is not really an attorney. Ron is incapable of appearing in court due to "nervousness." Ron will succumb to any attempt by another attorney that puts him in an uncomfortable situation, and will, therefore, literally, 'give away the farm.' Ron is incompetent and inadequate in dealing with divorce. Ron should be disbarred and should pay penalties to those whom he has claimed to represent."
As a former client, I have continually written Ron regarding a Karon Waiver he had me sign at my divorce. He refuses to get back to me, AND, moreover, he did not bill me for his time..."Geez Ron, what's going on???" I continually ask! I get no response...
Three separate attorneys asked if perhaps he was really working for my ex-wife! Unfortunately, they wouldn’t take my case because she had all my money…
I just wanted you all to understand the fraudulent person you promote by buying his book...
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
divorce law for 34 years, mediated civil and family law disputes for 10 years, completed collaborative
training, and have begun the collaborative practice of law. I am really
enjoying it and plan to change the focus of my practice to collaborative law.
As a divorced father of two adult children, I have personally experienced the dark side of
divorce via the traditional method and hope to offer clients another option to the traditionally adversarial way of divorcing.This book is a great guide for the practitioner and for those who are considering a divorce. It clearly sets forth the advantages of resolving conflict without the use of the adversarial court system method of "winner take all". I am revamping my website and practice materials and expect to incorporate many of the concepts set forth in this book to assist clients in deciding how they want to pursue their divorce.
I ended up with a recommendation by a recent divorcée to consider the collaborative process. I'd not heard of this, and found this book in the library describing the whole thing. It was quite a relief to know that there was an alternative to the traditional duke it out lawyer vs lawyer ways.
If you believe you are capable to get through your divorce and separation smoothly, then this process could be for you. This book is well worth a read to understand the process, the rationale, and some of the alternatives. I'm happy to see that there is some signs that this is becoming the default process for the legal issues of marriage breakdown. It puts some much needed sanity and order into a very confusing and chaotic event.
Our own story is one that many people say they can relate to, having each of the family members write their own version of how the divorce came to pass and how we stayed family through it, not only surviving, but thriving.
We're happy to support the Collaborative Law Institute and share its own message, similar to our own... A Family Doesn't Have To End Just Because A Marriage Does!
Relational Shifts: A Family Doesn't Have to End Just Because a Marriage Does