Monthly Archives: February 2015

February 26, 2015

Telling Your Family and Friends that You’re Getting a Divorce

Categories: DivorceFamily Law

Let’s face it, it’s not easy to announce your divorce, it may in fact be what you are dreading the most, but confiding in others will help you gain the support you need to pick up the pieces. There are Continue reading…

February 24, 2015

Social Security and Your Retirement – Part 2: Claiming Benefits Early

Categories: Money and Finances

At first glance, you might think that beginning social security benefits at age 62 versus waiting until your full retirement age (FRA – currently age 66) sounds like a pretty good deal. You receive four more years of benefits and Continue reading…

February 18, 2015

International Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative law is a world-wide phenomenon. Although the process originally started in Minnesota, it has now spread throughout the world.  Over the past few years, I have had the privilege of getting to know collaborative professionals from Europe, South America, Australia, and Continue reading…

February 16, 2015

“Boyhood” Movie: Profile of Children in Divorce

Every once in awhile a movie comes along that gives us an important glimpse into the world of divorce.  Richard Linklater’s movie Boyhood is one of those rare films. It tells the story of a divorced family over a period Continue reading…

February 11, 2015

Don’t Spare the Financial Neutral

Recently, I had an initial interview with a prospective client who was considering using the services of a Collaborative attorney for his divorce. He and his wife had already done the adversarial “thing” on their own – thus the divorce Continue reading…

February 6, 2015

40 Years of Marriage

My husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary this year. It feels like a big number but I don’t feel old or tired of the marriage. My husband and I have worked hard to keep our marriage fresh and Continue reading…

February 5, 2015

A Thinking Valentine

Categories: DivorceMental Health

Rather than celebrating this Valentine’s day by sending your soon to be ex an envelope full of glitter why not give yourself a gift; something to help you on your way to your new future. David Burns’ book: Feeling Good: The Continue reading…

February 4, 2015

Getting Unmarried: Where Do I Begin?

I am often asked to give presentations on the financial issues in divorce. I always cover what I refer to as the two financial pillars of any divorce dividing property including debts and cash flow and support. Without fail someone Continue reading…