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NJ Collaborative Divorce – A 10 Year Journey

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In today’s episode we are talking about collaborative law. What it is, how it is different from traditional divorce litigation and how collaborative law can benefit families going through divorce.

Our guests today discussing NJ Collaborative Divorce are

Linda Piff, Esq

mt-lpiffLinda Piff is a divorce attorney, certified divorce mediator and a pioneer in the field of Collaborative Law.  Linda practices collaborative law mediation exclusively.  Linda trains other attorneys throughout the country in this unique legal specialty.  In addition, Linda is a much sought after expert in the field.  She’s been seen and heard on WCBS radio, The Wall Street Journal radio network, local and regional TV, and has been featured in various publications.

She is also president of the New Jersey Council of Collaborative Practice Groups and the co-author of “Inside the Minds:  Developing a Collaborative Law Practice” now available at amazon.com.


Madeline Muise, LCSW, LMFT

mt-madeline1Madeline is a licensed clinical social worker, Marriage and family therapist and Divorce Coach in collaborative law cases. For over 25 years, she has guided individuals, couples and families looking for solutions to challenging life issues. She uses holistic systems approach. Her areas of expertise include relationship issues, addictions, women’s issues and divorce and parenting issues.

In addition to counseling, she provides Divorce and Custody Mediation, Parent Coordination and acts as a Divorce Coach and Child Specialist in Collaborative Law cases.


Ann Marie O’Hare, CPA, ABV, CFF, CDFA, CFE

mt-ann-marieAs a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), Ann Marie O’Hare helps clients address as well as resolve the financial issues that arise during times of transition, with a specialty in assisting clients going through a divorce.

Her goal is to help clients reach a settlement of financial issues by providing them with as much information as possible to enable them to make the necessary, although often difficult, decisions regarding equitable distribution and support.

One of Ann Marie’s primary objectives is to educate clients about their economic realities and recognize the possible consequences of the decisions and the impact on their financial future.



  • What collaborative law is and how it uses a team approach to help people move on with their lives.
  • The difference between collaborative law and litigation.
  • How collaborative law is different from mediation.
  • The different roles of the collaborative team.
  • The benefits of collaborative divorce.
  • The progress collaborative law has made in New Jersey over the last 10 years.

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Collaborative Divorce Professionals

Law Office of Linda Piff

Mediation & Therapy Associates, LLC

Ann Marie O’Hare, CPA, ABV, CFF, CDFA, CFE

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