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by Shawn Skillin, Esq, mediator and HCI speaker (Article originally posted via Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego here.) I get calls all the time from one spouse who is in a great big hurry to get divorced. And … Continue reading

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From my travels giving seminars around the United States, Canada, Australia and other countries, it appears that today’s family courts have hearings in 20% or less of separation and divorce cases. Yet a significant number of these cases are “high-conflict” … Continue reading

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On January 15th, we released a new Prerecorded Webinar on the new method of mediation I am calling “New Ways for Mediation.” New “ways” means new skills – for clients and for professionals. This mediation method builds on and reinforces … Continue reading

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Movie review Part 1 [I am writing this movie review “Part 1” before I have seen the movie Divorce Corp which will be released on Jan. 10, 2014. I have just seen some trailers and received some inside tips.] I … Continue reading

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On Monday, Sept. 9, I gave a 1-day training to about 35 members of the Collaborative Law Institute in Minneapolis. The skills were those we use in “Day Two” of our New Ways for Families training, although any professional can … Continue reading

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Last weekend, I participated in the annual CP-Cal conference: Collaborative Practice – California. There were about 160 attendees, with numerous workshops and a few plenary sessions. It’s amazing to see how Collaborative has grown in California in just 8 years! … Continue reading

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Last week, on March 19th, I spoke at the annual Minnesota CLE Family Law Institute in St. Paul, MN. It was a huge gathering of about 700 family lawyers, with interests from mediation to collaborative law to cooperative law to … Continue reading

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Last Friday I started my seminar travels again with an all-day training I gave in Cincinnati to the Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals. A great group of people. I was really impressed with how well they have created a community … Continue reading

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I wrote this article in 2007 to help parents cope with the emotional complexities of divorce. This month we join UnHooked Books in recognizing “All About Better Parenting” Month. It seems this article is as applicable today as it was … Continue reading

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Read our October 2012 Newsletter. EXCERPT: Mediating high-conflict disputes requires a more structured process than that used in most ordinary conflicts…    

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