Monthly Archives: November 2014

November 26, 2014

Law, Like Medicine, is Reconsidering How They Do Things

Ask anyone who has ever gone through a divorce whether they have recommendations for how the process could have gone better and I bet they would have a list of ideas.  They would likely identify a need for their legal Continue reading…

November 25, 2014

Listening: You’re Doing it Wrong

There’s an old saying that goes: “because God gave you two ears and only one mouth, you should listen twice as much as you talk” which, as far as it goes, is fairly good advice for most situations. The problem Continue reading…

November 24, 2014

Renewal in Divorce

I began writing this entry on Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish new year, so it is fitting that my thoughts turn to one of the themes of this holiday: renewal. Much of what I do as a divorce Continue reading…

November 24, 2014

A Silver Lining

Categories: DivorceMental HealthParents

The recent sad event of Adrian Peterson’s infliction of a “whoopin’”, as he himself called it, upon his four year old son, to “punish” him for something he did, provides a teachable moment. The “whoopin’” was severe, as the pictures Continue reading…

November 21, 2014

Generalist or Specialist: Can an Attorney Wear Too Many Hats?

A friend of mine who knows I am intricately woven into the divorce-planning and alternative dispute resolution circles in the Minneapolis St. Paul metro recently asked me if I knew a certain divorce attorney.  He knew of a person who Continue reading…

November 19, 2014

3 Tips for Co-Parenting

Categories: Children in DivorceDivorceParents

Co-parenting can be exhausting, especially if your communication skills while you were married were not great to begin with. During your divorce you may have asked yourself, “If we couldn’t communicate effectively while we were married, how are we going Continue reading…

November 13, 2014

Divorce: What’s Co-Parenting Got To Do With It?

Divorce is a crisis in the life of a family.  It is not actually a legal crisis, though it requires this expertise to ensure that legal resolutions are reached regarding financial matters. It is not a theoretical crisis. It is Continue reading…

November 10, 2014

Budget Your Way to a New Life – Part Three: Daily Tips

Once you have created a budget and projected your expenses into the next 12 months, there are additional steps you can take on a daily and monthly basis to improve your cash flow. Remember your goal is positive cash flow Continue reading…

November 5, 2014

Why You Can’t Afford “Free” Divorce Advice

The world is full of divorce experts willing to give you “free” advice about how to handle your divorce. Divorce is so common today that everyone from your hair stylist to your parents are likely to have advice about how Continue reading…

November 3, 2014

Divorce & Emotions – Not Just a Business Transaction

I heard an advertisement on the radio this morning for a litigating divorce attorney. This attorney discussed the importance of removing the emotion from divorce and treating the divorce itself as a business transaction.  I understood her point – emotions can be messy or interfere with Continue reading…