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Oct 2, 2023BY:
IN: Collaborative Divorce

First Steps in a Collaborative Divorce – The Initial Meeting

In this video, Ken Novenstern, Esq., shares two things that happened in the previous 24 hours that gave him a greater appreciation for the work he does in collaborative law. The first thing was about an initial meeting in a collaborative divorce case that went extremely well for all parties involved. It reminded him of the benefits of collaborative law.

The second thing had to do with a phone call from the mother of someone stuck in a long term, expensive divorce litigation matter involving custody of her grandson among other issues.

These two cases clearly contrasted the benefits of the collaborative process with the financial and emotional drawbacks of courtroom litigation.

Ken Novenstern is a partner at Fredman Baken & Novenstern, LLP. With offices in Mount Kisco and White Plains, NY, the firm provides legal services including divorce, separation, custody related matters, and pre and post nuptial agreements. If you have questions regarding collaborative divorce, don’t hesitate to contact Ken Novenstern at (914) 997-9070 or (914) 241-2400. You can also send email or book a consultation through the firm’s website at

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The author, Ken Novenstern, is a member of Northern Westchester Collaborative Divorce Professionals which is an association of lawyers, mental health professionals, and financial professionals specializing in the collaborative divorce process. If you have questions about collaborative divorce and how this alternative to courtroom litigation can work for you, please contact Ken Novenstern. Contact information can be found by clicking/tapping the author image or the "View Profile" link on this page.


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