Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 31, 2013

How to Tell Your Spouse about Divorce: Breaking the News Without Destroying Your Family

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

Once you have reached the difficult conclusion that your marriage is over, opening the door to discussing divorce with your spouse is never easy. Yet the way that you choose to talk about a possible divorce may have an enormous Continue reading…

July 30, 2013

Getting Unmarried Part II (Continued): What is a Collaborative Divorce?

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

The first post of “Getting Unmarried,” I talk about making the decision to get divorced. The first installment of “How to get divorced” focused on my thought process considering traditional litigation, mediation and briefly mentioning the do-it-yourself process.  In this Continue reading…

July 26, 2013

Helping Children Develop Resilience During Divorce

A parent once said to me that when she and her child would be separate from one another for the first time because the child would be going on vacation with dad without mom being present, she sensed her child’s Continue reading…

July 25, 2013

Divorce is an Opportunity

The divorce process can be so difficult it is hard to imagine anything positive coming from it. However, in Collaborative Team Practice your family is surrounded by professionals who understand the complications of relationships, the emotional distress of divorce and Continue reading…

July 24, 2013

The Two Words Not to Use With Children During Divorce

Categories: Children in DivorceDivorceParents

As a Neutral Child Specialist, I often meet with parents who have not yet told their  children about their decision to get divorced or unmarried.  I encourage parents to create a We Statement that helps children understand what is going Continue reading…

July 22, 2013

Top 5 Divorce Myths and Their Impact

The myths and misunderstandings about divorce could make you act in ways that would hurt you in your divorce. Here are some of the most common myths and how actions based on those myths could impact the final divorce terms. Continue reading…

July 19, 2013

Deciding the Terms of Your Divorce

Marriage is a contract.  Once you get married you have either wittingly or unwittingly agreed to a host of legal terms of a contract.  The terms of this contract can even change because the laws change or even because people Continue reading…

July 18, 2013

Getting Unmarried Part II: How To Get Divorced

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorceMediation

In Part I of this series titled “Getting Unmarried” (my story), I wrote about making the decision to get divorced as being the most important and most difficult step for me.  I will tell you that after finally deciding to Continue reading…

July 17, 2013

Divorce: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Love and Divorce?  You don’t hear those words together very often.  After all, divorce means the end of love, doesn’t it? Well, yes and no. Yes, divorce means that a certain type of romantic love has ended, at least for Continue reading…

July 16, 2013

What Bethenny Frankel Could Learn From the Collaborative Divorce Process

We can once again look to reality TV stars for the “What Not to Do During Your Divorce,” forehead-slapping moment.  As if it wasn’t enough for Bethenny Frankel to tell every tabloid she could find that her divorce was mistake, Continue reading…