Monthly Archives: August 2014

August 27, 2014

The Value of the Relationship Plan

One of the most valuable outcomes of Collaborative Team Practice for many families is how respectfully the process helps prepare parents for effective co-parenting.  Lee Eddison, a very experienced neutral coach in Collaborative Team Practice, aptly describes this as a Continue reading…

August 26, 2014

Helping the Reluctant Spouse Accept Divorce

Starting a divorce can be difficult, particularly if your spouse believes the marriage can be saved. How you have this discussion may make a major difference in your life, particularly if you have children. In my thirty years of working Continue reading…

August 22, 2014

Top 10 Co-parenting Tips as we Begin the New School Year

Categories: Children in DivorceDivorceParents

The school year brings on new challenges as flexible summers come to a close and more demanding schedules begin. If you are like most parents of school age children, not only are the kids going back to school, but the Continue reading…

August 21, 2014

Is Collaborative Divorce Right for Me?

The Collaborative divorce process is one of many ways to divorce. It’s not for everyone. So how do you know whether it is right for you and your spouse or partner? Here are a few questions to help you decide: Continue reading…

August 20, 2014

Budget Your Way to a New Life – Part One: Cash Flow

Categories: DivorceMoney and Finances

Cash flow refers to how your money moves in your household, from the time it is received to when it is spent. When your cash flow is “positive,” it means you have more money coming in than going out; you Continue reading…

August 19, 2014

Trusting in “Everything Happens for a Reason”

Categories: Divorce

Recently Daisy Camp received a letter from a 2007 Daisy Camp graduate, Karen. We appreciate hearing divorce success stories and thought Karen’s is a great one to share as proof that, “everything happens for a reason.” Even in your darkest Continue reading…

August 18, 2014

Getting Unmarried; Money, Divorce, and Financial Neutrals Part II of II

In Part I of Getting Unmarried, Money and Divorce, I talked about the two financial pillars of any divorce. The first being the balance sheet that lists every single asset and liability. The second being forward looking cash flow and Continue reading…

August 14, 2014

Celebrating Children’s Milestones After Divorce

Perhaps the most important advice I can give someone going through a divorce is to keep the long view in mind. Although it is easy to be swamped by the immediate emotions, the years after the divorce are where you Continue reading…

August 13, 2014

How Do You End a Marriage?

The statement: “I want a divorce” does not come easily. It is the product of sleepless nights, internal conversations, and hard thought. It comes out of the history of two people, out of love, loss, anger, hurt, hope, disappointment, and Continue reading…

August 12, 2014

The Uncertainty of Paternity

Paternity matters in Minnesota courts are still treated as quasi-criminal. Reviewing the legal forms reveals that the parties are usually referred to as Plaintiff and Defendant, rather than Petitioner and Respondent, as is now used in divorce matters. Fathers are Continue reading…