Mosten & Cordover ABA Book Available in August

It is almost here!  Forrest “Woody” Mosten and Adam B. Cordover’s “Building A Successful Collaborative Family Law Practice,” a compendium of practical tools from experts in the field, will be published by the American Bar Association Family Law Section in August 2018.

Forrest S. Mosten & Adam B. Cordover

This has been a nearly 3-year project that was sparked when Adam attended a Tampa course taught by Woody in 2015 on “How to Build a Profitable and Satisfying Collaborative and Mediation Practice.”  Woody’s course provided Adam with the tools to create an exclusively private dispute resolution, non-litigation family law practice.  This allowed Adam not only to feel confident in offering clients a better way through divorce and other family law issues, but also gave him the ability to chart his own path without the high stress associated with family law court battles.

It is with that in mind that Woody and Adam have gathered experienced practitioners to provide practical tools on how professionals can make collaborative practice and peacemaking work their day job.

Below is the Table of Contents from the book:



By Forrest S. Mosten and Adam B. Cordover

Family Law Section of the American Bar Association



Foreword by Nancy Cameron

Introduction by Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Introduction by Adam B. Cordover

Editor Acknowledgments

Prologue          Forrest S. Mosten and Adam B. Cordover, Making Collaborative and Non-Court Practice Your Day Job

Chapter 1        David Hoffman, Lawyers as Peacemakers. Really?!? Yes, Really.

Chapter 2        Robert Merlin, How Collaborative Practice Will Improve Your Profitability

Chapter 3        Kevin Scudder, Redefining Your Practice Signature and Creating a Profitable Peacemaking Practice

Chapter 4        carl Michael rossi, How Many Hats Can You Wear? Assessing Whether You Can Be a Collaborative Professional and Still Litigate

Chapter 5        Rich Grof, Being A Client Leader: The Art of Gaining New Collaborative Clients

Chapter 6        Gary Direnfeld, Effectively Marketing Your Collaborative Practice

Chapter 7        Zanita Zacks-Gabriel, Creating Collaborative Office Space

Chapter 8        Brian Galbraith, Integrating Technology Into Your Collaborative Practice

Chapter 9        Enid Miller Ponn, Getting Buy-In for a Collaborative Approach from the Other Spouse and Attorney

Chapter 10      Bev Churchill, The First Client Meeting: Gateway to a Collaborative Case

Chapter 11      Jeremy Gaies, Gaining Success at the First Joint Collaborative Meeting

Chapter 12      Lara Traum, Fine-Tuning Your Collaborative Team

Chapter 13      Ronald D. Ousky, Developing a Range of Collaborative Models: One Size Does Not Fit All

Chapter 14      Elizabeth Potter Scully, Mediation and Collaboration: Harnessing Potential Synergy

Chapter 15      J. David Harper, Traits and Skills of a Highly Effective Financial Neutral

Chapter 16      Kathleen Zumpano, Collaborative Child Specialists: Traditional and Expanded Roles

Chapter 17      Nancy Retsinas and Susan Buniva (with Melissa Sulkowski), Using Behavioral Health Professionals in Family Law

Chapter 18      Dennis Lerner, Collaborative Marriage Planning

Chapter 19      Kimberly Stamatelos, Modifying Existing Agreements with a Collaborative Approach

Chapter 20      Michael V. Fancher, Avoiding and Handling Termination of the Collaborative Process

Chapter 21      Sherrie R. Abney, Civil Collaborative Practice: The New Way to Do Business

Chapter 22      Brian Galbraith, Collaborative Practice as a Business

Conclusion      Forrest S. Mosten and Adam B. Cordover, Next Steps to Develop Your Collaborative Practice

List of Resources



Stay tuned for mid-July when the book will be available for pre-order.