Monthly Archives: June 2014

June 30, 2014

Life After a Collaborative Divorce: A Client’s Experience

Recently I received a referral from Kristin, a client I represented in 2011 in her collaborative divorce. In thanking her for the referral, I took the opportunity to ask her how she was doing. With her permission, her response is Continue reading…

June 27, 2014

The Power of Canine Healing and Divorce

Dogs have long been known for their ability to have healing effects on the sick, but did you know that adopting a dog while going through the divorce process can provide another wonderful form of therapy? Whether getting a new Continue reading…

June 26, 2014

Breaking Bread

A common feature of most Collaborative 4-way meetings is the presence of some kind of simple snack (nuts, candy, etc); a little something to perk up the ol’ blood sugar over the course of a long collaborative session. But sharing Continue reading…

June 25, 2014

One of the Many Reasons I Stopped Going to Court

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Former litigators who now practice exclusively collaborative law have varied reasons for that decision. Many revolve around better outcomes for clients or more peaceful processes. A reason that is less commonly talked about is the well being of the practitioner. A Continue reading…

June 24, 2014

Books for Kids About Divorce

Divorce can be scary for kids. They may feel alone. They may feel responsible. They may feel sad. Parents may find it difficult to initiate conversations about the changes going on in the family. Very young children may be fearful Continue reading…

June 23, 2014

Going Beyond the Label in Family Law

As a society, we are inclined to attach shorthand labels to everything from parenting (Tiger Mom, Soccer Mom, Helicopter Parents) to politics (Red States and Blue States, the War on Drugs).  It’s a function of our human brains that we Continue reading…

June 19, 2014

Guidelines For A Successful Divorce

As a collaborative divorce attorney, I am interested by all ideas around conflict resolution.  When it comes to this topic, I especially think mental health professionals get it “right,” given their training and experience.  Recently, I stumbled upon an article Continue reading…

June 18, 2014

Minnesota: The Best Place for an Ailing Marriage: Part 1

Because of our great medical facilities, people often say that Minnesota might be the best place in the world to get sick. What is less known is that Minnesota is rapidly becoming known as the best place for an ailing Continue reading…

June 17, 2014

Getting Unmarried: Gray Divorces

According to a Bowling Green State University study, the divorce rate for those over 50 more than doubled between 1990 and 2009.  The trend suggests that by 2030 there will be more than 800,000 divorces per year for the 50 Continue reading…

June 16, 2014

“What’s Fair?” May Not Be The Best Question In Divorce

I often hear from my divorce clients, “I just want what’s fair.”  Who can argue with this? However, when we are in conflict, it’s common to see our own ideas as “fair” and the other’s ideas as “unfair.” In a Continue reading…