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Collaborative Divorce Training March 26 and April 2, 2011

Joe Noto and I are holding our next basic collaborative law divorce training on March 26, 2011 and April 2, 2011 at the Collaborative Divorce Training institute in Wall, New Jersey.  Sign up by March 15th and save $75.00.

Call (732) 556-0240 for a registration form.  You will earn 16.1 (including 2.0) Ethics credits  N J attorneys and 10.5 (.5) for Pa. attorneys, 12.0 CPE credits and 13.5 NASW credits. 

Hope to see you at our next training.


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Good News. Practical Collaborative Solutions has just been approved as a CPE Sponsor.

We have just received notice from the State Board of Accountancy that Practical Sollaborative Solutions has been approved as a CPE Sponsor.  Now accountants and other financial professionals who qualify for CPE credits will be awarded 12.00 CPE credits for attending our Basic Collaborative Law trainings.

We hae 6 seats available for our training at the Collaborative Law Divorce Training Institute in Wall, New Jersey on January 15 and 20, 2011.

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Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training

N.J. CLE – 14.1 CREDITS  |  PA. CLE – 10.5 CREDITS  |  NASW – 13.5 CREDITS

Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training
Law Training (cl 101)

Linda L. Piff, Esquire & Joseph C. Noto, Esquire
Anna-Maria Pittella, Esq. & Risa A. Kleiner, Esq.
Ann Marie O’Hare, CPA, CFE, CDFA
Madeline Muise, LCSW & Shireen B. Meistrich, LCSW

Day 1 Saturday, January 15, 2011
Day 2 Thursday, January 20, 2011
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Collaborative Law Center
1704 Maxwell Drive, Wall, NJ 07719
Mail completed registration form along with check
or credit card authorization to:
Practical Collaborative Solutions, LLC
Linda L. Piff, Esq.
1704 Maxwell Drive – Route 138, Wall, NJ  07719
For more information contact Linda L. Piff, Esq.
at (732) 556-0240 or email

Registration Info (click the link below)


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I find that my collaborative law practice is far less stressful than my former litigation practice.  First and perhaps most importantly, I have satisfied clients.  My clients tend to let others know that they are pleased with the collaborative process and with my representation; they are a great source of referrals.  I’ve found that every successfully settled collaborative case results in approximately 12 referrals within 5 years.

My clients are also willing to pay my bills immediately, because almost all of my billable time is spent in their presence (not waiting in a courthouse  or writing letters).  As a result, my accounts receivable have decreased dramatically.

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One Benefit of Collaborative Divorce – The Cost

Although most family law cases do eventually settle, they do so on the court house steps after most of the damage of litigation has occurred. The inflammatory court papers have been filed and become a public record, large sums of money have been spent on litigation and the children become victims of the divorce process.

Collaborative divorce in a relatively new concept for New Jersey.  It was approved by the Supreme Court  as a way for parties to divorce on December 5, 2005.   While relatively new, collaborative practitioners are experiencing a demand for this way to divorce.

In a collaborative case, the parties agree not to litigate from the onset.  Unlike mediation, which uses a neutral as the only professional in the dispute resolution process, in a collaborative case each party is represented by an attorney.  The value for clients  is that they avoid the damage that is done through litigation and save the  expense of the lengthy court room battle.

What can be said with confidence is that no other kind of professional conflict resolution assistance is consistently as efficient or economical as collaborative law for as broad a range of clients.  While the cost of attorney fees cannot be predicted accurately, a rule of thumb is that collaborative law representation will cost from one-third to one-half as much as being represented conventionally by a lawyer who takes issues in your case to court.

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Linda Piff and Joe Noto are now on You Tube!

We have 3 blogs that have been published on You Tube 10 days ago and we have had over 33,000 views so far.

Please take a look; I would love your feedback! Let’s keep spreading the meditation and collaborative word.

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Nasty Divorces Can Mean Trouble for Businesses.

Business owners do not want to air information related to their businesses in open court. With litigation, the court pleadings are a matter of public record.

However, there is a smarter way for business owners to handle their divorce. Collaborative divorce is a process that keeps the parties out of court. While both sides disclose all pertinent financial information, the exchange of information and what is discussed in the collaborative process remains confidential. Collaborative law provides an opportunity to keep the information related to a business private while at the same time allowing the parties to proceed to a resolution of their matrimonial issues in an expedient and cost-effective manner.

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