4 Reasons to Use Collaborative Law in Gray Divorce

When action star Hugh Jackman and his wife of 27 years, Deborra-Lee Furness, announced their divorce in late 2023, many inside and outside of Hollywood were shocked. But the famous couple illustrate a growing trend over the past few decades—the gray divorce. “Gray divorce” refers to couples over age 50 who split. Jackman (55) and […]

What is a Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative law provides an alternative to the traditional route taken by most divorcing couples. Instead of going to court, they use an amicable divorce process to settle their differences directly, where respect and cooperation are required. Through the collaborative law process, the couple reaches a divorce settlement by retaining their own collaboratively trained lawyers and […]

Proposed Collaborative Law Act Moves Forward

The Collaborative Law committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) recently forwarded to the Family Law Council a draft resolution calling for support for the enactment of a Pennsylvania Collaborative Law Act. The resolution passed unanimously without discussion and will now be forwarded to other PBA groups to gain additional support. The resolution will be […]

Collaborative Case Study

During my 20 years as a marriage and family therapist, I have seen the good, the bad and the downright ugly when it comes to divorce. But one case sticks out in my mind as providing a good lesson for both the divorcing couple and the Collaborative attorneys who were handling their case about the […]