We were thrilled that Stu Webb came to join us on the Three Wisemen of Divorce. The Grandfather of Collaborative Divorce, Stu is probably the original and wisest Wiseman of all! A Zen Buddhist and Jazz Musician, Stu brings characteristics you wouldn't expect in a lawyer. Stu has mastered the understanding of using love, kindness, and collaboration to bring about better legal outcomes.
A veteran matrimonial lawyer in 1990, Stu had the audacity to leave litigation to try something new. He wrote a now-famous letter to a Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court describing his thinking on a new concept, Collaborative Law, where attorneys would agree to work on a case collaboratively towards settlement and pledging to withdraw from the case if litigation became inevitable. That letter together with Stu's amazing spirit and shining example sparked a worldwide movement for Collaborative Practice.
Listen to Part 1 of our two-part series. Tune in next week for Part 2.