Bob Shanahan has completed a two-day, Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law training session, which was held at the New Jersey State Bar Law Center, on November 19 and 21. Collaborative Law seeks to mediate matters by using the assistance of various professionals to work out differences and create a plan for the future. Primarily used in divorce matters, Bob sees this process as having much potential in the Elder Law area, when parents, children and other family members may disagree about issues of care, custody and housing. This process would be an alternative to litigation, which is costly and often harms family relations.