What is the best divorce solution for your family? Collaborative Divorce or Mediation?

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Campbell Family Law helps clients divorce differently because they deserve better choices in the outcome.  We only work in the out-of-court processes of mediation, collaborative divorce, and collaborative mediation to provide clients with the flexibility they need and want without the spectacle or tragedy that a litigated divorce often is.

Campbell Family Law prepares and empower clients to live their new liberated life to the fullest.

Collaborative Divorce

Stage One: Committing to the Process → Stage Two: Information Gathering → Stage Three: Brainstorming Options → Stage Four: Negotiating Solutions → Stage Five: Reaching an Agreement

Stage One: Committing to the Process
Stage Two: Information Gathering
Stage Three: Brainstorming Options
Stage Four: Negotiating Solutions
Stage Five: Reaching an Agreement

Collaborative Divorce is a legal process enabling couples who have decided to separate or end their marriage to work with their lawyers and other professionals to avoid the uncertain outcome of court decisions and to achieve a settlement that best meets the specific needs of both parties and their children.

Mediation

Stage One: Neutral Mediator → State Two: Information Sharing → Stage Three: Negotiating with Parties → Stage Four: Final Agreement

Stage One: Neutral Mediator
State Two: Information Sharing
Stage Three: Negotiating with Parties
Stage Four: Final Agreement

Mediation is a dynamic, structured, interactive process where a neutral third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. As a mediator Ms. Campbell also prepares the documents the court requires to finalize a dissolution to insure each couples’ agreements are enforceable should that prove necessary.

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Kathy Campbell

Collaborative Practice in Family Law when Alcohol Use is Involved: Audio Interview

Listen to the Interview Here I listened to this interview about collaborative divorce and alcohol use. The interview is helpful. However, collaborative divorce is beneficial to families with many different challenges, not just alcohol use. As a San Jose collaborative divorce attorney, (Certified by the California State Board of Legal Specialization as a Family Law Specialist) I work with other … [Read more...] about Collaborative Practice in Family Law when Alcohol Use is Involved: Audio Interview

Lessons Learned From Divorce: Curiosity Is Neither Capitulation Nor Compromise

Recently, I heard Tara Brach interview Krista Tippett about compassion. So many gems in that interview paralleled my work as an Insight Mediator in San Jose California. In the interview, Krista talked about the larger divide in our country as she described anger as the public face of fear. Anger, masking fear, is constantly featured in the stories my family law clients tell. Krista Tippet … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned From Divorce: Curiosity Is Neither Capitulation Nor Compromise

Preparing For Divorce: Don’t Fall Prey To Fake News

When preparing for a divorce spouses can say things that make it seem like the sky is falling. All spouses experience some level of fear and uncertainty in divorce. Although those feelings might drive people to make some scary claims, they are usually just exaggerated and incorrect.  I call these claims: ‘Fake News: The Divorce Edition.’  As a San Jose Divorce Lawyer for 18 … [Read more...] about Preparing For Divorce: Don’t Fall Prey To Fake News

Can You Be Proud Of Your Divorce?

Yes, you most certainly can. While it is neither common nor easy for couples to complete their California divorce in a way they can proudly recount, it is absolutely possible.  In the 18 years I have worked as a San Jose divorce attorney I have seen plenty of ‘not-my-best-moment’ behaviors with couples treating one another as sworn enemies.  It is normal to struggle through divorce -- … [Read more...] about Can You Be Proud Of Your Divorce?

How Does Divorce by Zoom Work?

Going through the divorce process via a virtual video platform such as Zoom works surprisingly well. A divorce by video conference allows us to address issues related to the divorce in real-time, which is particularly important in expediting the entire process. Many of our clients are surprised to discover that most of the work we do as lawyers to prepare a case for divorce can be done through … [Read more...] about How Does Divorce by Zoom Work?

Cozy Mediation?

Covid-19 is changing many things in our world. As an attorney doing collaborative and mediated divorces, my business has changed because I now help families navigate their conflict on a computer screen. Although I expected computer mediations to have more problems than benefits, I was pleasantly surprised. Mediated divorces are usually court-free and cost-effective divorces. The surprising … [Read more...] about Cozy Mediation?

Five Ways to Make Your Divorce Child-Centered

A child-centered divorce means both parents commit to shield their child from both the conflict and process of divorce. Children are much more aware of the tension, conflict, and details of divorce than we ever realize. Studies show children shielded from conflict have much better outcomes long term. That’s why both parents must make a conscious, concerted, and proactive effort to protect their … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Make Your Divorce Child-Centered