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Collaboration And Intention: Making The Collaborative Family Law Process Safe(R), Margaret Drew Jan 2016

Collaboration And Intention: Making The Collaborative Family Law Process Safe(R), Margaret Drew

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Since the beginning of the collaborative family law movement, commentators from various professions have discouraged collaborative lawyers from accepting cases involving intimate partner abuse. The collaborative process, with its face to face meetings and emphasis on transparency and good faith, carries with it many risks for the partner who has been abused and who is attempting to end the relationship with the abusive partner. There may be occasions, however, when the at-risk partner believes that the collaborative process will enhance her safety or at least provide her with less exposure to future harm than other resolution processes. This article will …