I just returned from Austin for the 10th Annual Collaborative Divorce Continuing Legal Education Conference, (CLE). Of all of the CLE I do, education in the field of Collaborative Divorce is my favorite. It is my favorite because skillfully helping people with a divorce using the process of Collaborative Divorce, requires more than knowing the law, the judges, and opposing counsel.
I can count on learning about the psychology of decision-making, how the brain works under stress, how to help our clients have the "best" divorce that they can, (I get the oxymoron,) to name a few. At this conference, there was also time spent on the healing aspects of apology. This is an action with underrated results for the apologizer.
All of this information makes me not just a better lawyer, but it makes me a better person.
If you are contemplating divorce or know someone who is, talk to a skilled practitioner about whether Collaborative Divorce would be a good fit for your situation. Here is a good website to learn more about collaborative divorce. What is Collaborative Divorce