Monthly Archives: December 2013

December 31, 2013

Contested Divorce Can Cost You…and We’re Not Talking Money

While divorce is often expensive, when you look back on your divorce many years from now, the financial cost is not likely to be your most significant concern. If things do not go well during your divorce it is more Continue reading…

December 31, 2013

Men in Divorce: Help Your Wife Get a Great Divorce Agreement

I have learned a few things over the years being a divorce and family law attorney and mediator. One thing I have observed is that men are often result-oriented in a divorce (and just generally in life, right?!). They frequently Continue reading…

December 30, 2013

I Don’t Want a Divorce

It is not uncommon for two people to come to divorce at very different points in readiness. In fact, one spouse may not want the divorce at all. You may not have anticipated your spouse wanting a divorce, but that Continue reading…

December 27, 2013

3 Ways to Help a Friend During Divorce

Categories: DivorceFamily Law

Many of us have been there. A close friend has just confided that their marriage is ending. The news may or may not be surprising, but may still catch you off guard. You want to say and do the right Continue reading…

December 26, 2013

Divorcing Over the Holidays–5 Ways to Support Your Children

Recently I did a radio interview about how divorce impacts children during the holidays. One of the first questions asked was, “Isn’t it true that divorce traumatizes children, especially during the holidays?” My response was that divorce is a crisis Continue reading…

December 23, 2013

Once Upon A Time . . .

“It’s a little girl,” my friend Rick said, his voice shaking with excitement. “Everybody’s fine!” A little later he said, “You know what the best part of this is? I didn’t hear about it. I was there for it!” It was an especially poignant Continue reading…

December 20, 2013

Divorce and Taxes: 4 Things You Should Know

A divorce is not only an emotional event, it is a financial event. As the year ends, people often focus on tax implications of divorce. Being planful and mindful of taxes may benefit both spouses moving forward. Having a good Continue reading…

December 18, 2013

How To Simplify The Holidays For Divorced Parents

Divorced parents face many logistical challenges as they co-parent between two homes. The holidays, although arguably a special time for families, can undoubtedly add a layer of complication and stress to what already feels like a juggling act. However, when Continue reading…

December 17, 2013

You Get What You Don’t Fight For

Here’s the $64,000 question: when it comes to your divorce, how would you go about getting your best possible outcome–(1) rely on arbitrary decisions by a third-party, (2) waiting until you’re out of money before conceding, or (3) coming to Continue reading…