Frequently Asked Questions


Margaret's office is located at this location, 829 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. This is a professional space occupied by many collaborative attorneys, collaborative coaches and child specialists, and financial specialists.

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COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE MATERIALS: A resource manual for collaborative professionals and clients

Announcing the 2011 revision and expansion of "Collaborative Practice Materials, the Definitive Procedures Manual for Collaborative Practitioners." This 242 page manual includes forms useful for both attorney and interdisciplinary teams.


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The password to access the forms contained in this manual will be provided to each person who purchases the manual. We request that you honor one limitation with respect to these copyrighted materials: that the materials, and the password, be limited to the buyer's sole use.

    Chapters include:
  • Initial Steps
  • Agreements
  • Process Framework
  • Information Gathering
  • Meetings
  • Negotiations
  • Completing the Case

Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire

Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire

Collaborative professionals usually work as a team, attorneys and clients deciding which team members to include. The goal is to provide legal and financial expertise, with communications and emotional support during a difficult time. The Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire (CCRE) is a group of such professionals interested in avoiding court battles and power struggles to resolve conflicts. Our group consists of family, estates and trusts, and civil attorneys, mental health professionals, financial specialists and other professionals. For a listing of the participating members of CCRE, visit the website for the Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire, at

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

IACP is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to educate both professionals and the public in collaborative solutions to disputes. This web site offers information about the process, and listings of members throughout the U.S. and fourteen other countries. More information can be found at For a mailed brochure describing the collaborative process, contact Margaret L. Anderson by e-mailing her at

Collaborative Practice California

CP Cal is a statewide organization of collaborative practice groups, which will help you to:

  • Find collaborative practice professionals in your local area.
  • Learn about collaborative practice.
  • Discover other dispute resolution alternatives that will keep you out of court.

The member groups include collaborative lawyers, mental health practitioners, financial specialists, and other professionals. The collaborative process is being used in divorce and family law, domestic partnerships, same sex marriages, employment law, probate law, construction and real property law, malpractice, and other civil law areas.

CP Cal’s mission is to unify, strengthen and support the Collaborative Practice community and to increase public awareness of the Collaborative Process throughout California. More information can be found at