Monthly Archives: April 2013

April 30, 2013

Conflict is Bad for Children

An article in the March 19, 2013 edition of Scientific American asks the question, “Is Divorce Bad for Children?”  The article quotes several studies as it looks at this issue.  There are a few conclusions that the author reaches in Continue reading…

April 30, 2013

What’s All This Fuss About Interests?

In my Collaborative Divorce practice, I frequently talk to clients about identifying their “interests” in the divorce.  This is a difficult concept to understand, but is the key to reaching a resolution in a divorce that meets the needs of Continue reading…

April 29, 2013

Kim, Kanye and Kris: Whose Child Is It?

The pending birth of Kim Kardashian’s first child is creating substantial media buzz.  The marriage of Kim to Kris Humphries was a well publicized television event, which ended in separation days later and is now being ended by a California Continue reading…

April 29, 2013

Keeping Knots Out Of Your Family Ties

My mother-in-law was a great gift to me.  She was an amazing woman.  She was widowed while she still had six young kids to raise and had an immense heart and always time for anyone.  She was a foster mom Continue reading…

April 26, 2013

The Minimally Invasive Divorce

In this article for the Huffington Post, Curtis Harrison posed the question why, in this age of minimally invasive medical procedures, do “people still rely on flint knives and bear skins when getting a divorce?” An apt question given the complexities Continue reading…

April 26, 2013

“Our Love Don’t Have To Change” – John Legend

While I was recently listening to John Legend singing: “It Don’t have to Change,”  I began thinking about families experiencing change because of divorce. When a family is in the Collaborative Divorce Process, I talk to the children as a Continue reading…

April 25, 2013

Lowering the Real Cost of Divorce: Lesson From a Millionaire

Texas millionaire T. Boone Pickens found a way to save “several millions” on his divorce.    His discovery could save you something just as valuable. When T. Boone Pickens recently filed for his fourth divorce, he decided to try something different.  Continue reading…

April 25, 2013

T-H-I-N-K Before You Speak

Every other Wednesday, I volunteer in my daughter’s second grade class.  When I visit her classroom, I enjoy reading the various tenets of behavior on the classroom walls and consider how peaceful the world would be, if we all followed Continue reading…

April 24, 2013

What Is Holistic Divorce?

Most of us are familiar with the concept of holistic medicine. The importance and interdependence of body, mind and spirit in our overall health is becoming accepted in the world of healing. Less well known, however, is the Collaborative divorce Continue reading…

April 24, 2013

Divorce Disputes to Avoid: Tupperware and Maternity Clothing

As a divorce attorney, I often ask myself   “What is this dispute really about?”  This is also a good question for each person going through a divorce. In an early case I had before I started practicing collaborative divorce,  an Continue reading…