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The Collaborative Law Process For Prenuptial Agreements, Donna Beck Weaver Mar 2012

The Collaborative Law Process For Prenuptial Agreements, Donna Beck Weaver

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This article posits that the prevailing adversarial model for negotiating prenuptial agreements deters many from considering them, and limits the benefits that might otherwise be achieved for couples by prenuptial planning. This article posits that the collaborative law process offers an effective method for developing prenuptial agreements, one that is far better suited to the needs of persons who are about to marry than the traditional model. This article concludes that the standard of care for prenuptial agreements should mandate the use of the collaborative process for most cases.


It's About The Relationship: Collaborative Law In The Employment Context, Marcia L. Mccormick Jan 2006

It's About The Relationship: Collaborative Law In The Employment Context, Marcia L. Mccormick

All Faculty Scholarship

Work is central to American life and drives us in fundamental ways. And the workplace, as a result, dominates our lives. We are spending ever greater amounts of time in the workplace and less time in civic and social engagements. As a consequence, our relationships at work have become so significant that they are nearly as important to us as our family relationships. In fact, the employment relationship is similar to the family relationship in the emotional support from coworkers it can provide and in the financial support it provides. Because the employment relationship is so common and psychologically so ...