John D. Kershman

Active listening and collaborative divorce

Active Listening in Collaborative Practice

The collaborative process has several benefits to offer its participants with respectful communication being a key component. Throughout the collaborative process, the parties will engage in discussions as part of settlement negotiations and with the emphasis on the parties expressing their interests. The process of the parties expressing their respective interests and goals (over that …

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Don't get along and collaborative divorce

What if we don’t get along? Is the Collaborative process right for me?

Whether it is over an item mislabeled at the grocery store, or who will be next for seating at a crowded restaurant. Even generally speaking, resolving disputes for many people is not easy. Most of us can agree that the myriad of reasons for couples splitting apart can give rise to a variety of potential …

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