I. How and Why Professionals Use Our Resources
II. Particular Specialists' Use of Our Resources
III. A Cooperative System of Family Law
Some practical ideas on returning law to its intended role as healer of conflict and preserver of relationships.
An Introduction to a Cooperative System of Family Law and Its Expression in AssessFamilyLaw.org
See 25 specific measures a jurisdiction can adopt to meet the true needs of families in separation and divorce (videostream included).
Family Professionals' Highest Responsibility
A judge's ideas on a lodestar for family professionals (4:29 video)
The UpToParents Model Rule for Cooperation in Family Cases
This model court rule for cooperative family law can be adapted to help jurisdictions better serve families in crisis.
Cigarettes, Seatbelts, and Separations
The coming view of parent conflict: not right, not sexy, not defensible (6:22 video)
Lawyer as Peacemaker: Building a Successful Law Practice Without Ever Going to Court
Forest "Woody" Mosten, a prominent collaborative attorney, mediator, and author offers a picture of the problem-solving attorney
A Plan for a Single Court's Adoption of Cooperative Family Law Measures
A model order that a single judge can use to boost cooperation in family law cases
Model Divorce and Paternity Brochures
Educational brochures essential in explaining the judicial expectations of safety and child-focused cooperation
A Short Conversation with Judge Greg Horn
Judge Greg Horn from Wayne County, Indiana describes his jurisdiction's adoption of cooperative measures (including the requirement that motions be preceded by a solution-focused consultation)—and the excellent results from these cooperative measures (5:20 audio)
The Future Co-Parenting Relationship
The responsibility of all family professionals (3:46 video)
Family Attorneys' Pledge of Cooperation
In 2004 and 2005, over 50 St. Joseph (Indiana) County attorneys helped draft and then endorsed this Pledge of Cooperation, a remarkable commitment to giving families more enlightened help in their difficult transitions.
IV. Additional Resources for Professionals
V. Handouts for Use with Parents
VI. Mediation Styles, Forms, and Agreements
VII. Special Articles and Resources