Building a Successful Collaborative Family Law Practice

The desire to build a practice that does not revolve around the courtroom but instead centers around how we build resolution begins with the first intentional act, followed by the next. This book provides a wide resource of those steps—steps that can be applied not only by lawyers but by all professionals who work in the Collaborative model.

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ISBN: 9781641052429
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This new book, edited by Forrest S. Mosten, an experienced mediator and Collaborative practitioner, and Adam Cordover, an attorney with insights as an emerging leader in the Collaborative movement, puts the spotlight on the wisdom and practice-derived insights of 25 authors who command vast experience in the trenches of their Collaborative practices.

Prologue: Making Collaborative and Non-Court Practice Your Day Job – Forrest S. Mosten & Adam B. Cordover
Chapter 1: Lawyers as Peacemakers. Really?!? Yes, Really. – David Hoffman
Chapter 2: How Collaborative Practice Will Improve Your Profitability – Robert Merlin
Chapter 3: Redefining Your Practice Signature and Creating a Profitable Peacemaking Practice – Kevin Scudder
Chapter 4: How Many Hats Can You Wear? Assessing If You Can Be a Collaborative Professional and Still Litigate – Carl Michael Rossi
Chapter 5: Being A Client Leader: The Art of Gaining New Collaborative Clients – Rich Grof
Chapter 6: Effectively Marketing Your Collaborative Practice – Gary Direnfeld
Chapter 7: Creating Collaborative Office Space – Zanita Zacks-Gabriel
Chapter 8: Integrating Technology into Your Collaborative Practice – Brian Galbraith
Chapter 9: Getting Buy-In for a Collaborative Approach from the Other Spouse and Attorney – Enid Miller Ponn
Chapter 10: The First Client Meeting: Gateway to a Collaborative Case – Bev Churchill
Chapter 11: Gaining Success at the First Joint Collaborative Meeting – Jeremy Gaies
Chapter 12: Fine-Tuning Your Collaborative Team – Lara Traum
Chaoter 13: Developing a Range of Collaborative Models: One Size Does Not Fit All – Ronald D. Ousky
Chapter 14: Mediation and Collaboration: Harnessing Potential Synergy – Elizabeth Potter Scully
Chapter 15: Traits and Skills of a Highly Effective Financial Neutral – J. David Harper
Chapter 16: Collaborative Child Specialists: Traditional and Expanded Roles – Kathleen Zumpano
Chapter 17: Using Behavioral Health Professionals in Family Law – Nancy Retsinas and Susan Buniva – includes Supplemental Practice Tips by Melissa Sulkowski
Chapter 18: Collaborative Marriage Planning – Dennis Lerner
Chapter19: Modifying Existing Agreements with a Collaborative Approach – Kimberly Stamatelos
Chapter 20: Avoiding and Handling Termination of the Collaborative Process – Michael V. Fancher Chapter 21: Civil Collaborative Practice: The New Way to Do Business – Sherrie R. Abney Chapter 22: Collaborative Practice as a Business – Brian Galbraith
Conclusion: Next Steps to Develop Your Collaborative Practice – Forrest S. Mosten and Adam B. Cordover
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