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Elizabeth I. Wrobel

About Elizabeth I. Wrobel

Elizabeth Wrobel, JD is a partner with Wrobel & Smith, PLLP. She practices in the areas of collaborative family law and health insurance disputes. Although Elizabeth’s legal roots are in government practice, she now enjoys working directly with real people and their real-life challenges. Elizabeth’s passion for helping families is met in her collaborative law practice where she can use creative problem solving to assist families through the challenges of transition. Elizabeth understands that conflict can be expected, but how the professionals respond and guide a couple through divorce is critical in minimizing the harm.

July 31, 2014

Marital Liens: Lending Rules 101

Marital liens are a common solution in divorce when the spouse awarded the marital home cannot refinance the property and divide the equity at the time of the divorce. Instead, a marital lien is placed on the real estate in Continue reading…

July 14, 2014

Collaborative Divorce: Is It Right For Me?

When people consider divorce, they typically think of two ways to reach a resolution – litigation or mediation.  While both have benefits, many couples find they would prefer a third option.  That’s where Collaborative Divorce can be the perfect fit. 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 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…

June 6, 2014

Listening – One of Your Best Negotiation Tools

Categories: Divorce

When we are in a disagreement, listening to the other person can be difficult.  For whatever reason, be it cultural or otherwise, our natural instinct is to spend all our energy talking and “convincing” instead of genuinely listening to the Continue reading…

May 12, 2014

Summer Camps, Sports and Child Care – Tips to Keep You Sane As You Plan

Planning your summer’s activities, in theory, sounds like fun – especially after a long winter.  However, most parents will tell you it is a dreaded task having to account for the many weeks their children are out of school.  As Continue reading…

April 14, 2014

A Value Focused Divorce = Better Decision Making

A recent study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University concluded that use of self-affirmations or placing your focus on your core values can protect against the negative effects of stress.  Study subjects suffering from chronic stress solved 50% fewer test problems 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…

September 16, 2013

Communicating in Divorce: From B.F.F. to B.I.F.F.

Categories: DivorceMental Health

When you are in love, communicating seems easy. No rules are needed because you choose your words as a way to connect with this person. What happens when you fall out of love? It’s not uncommon for soon-to-be or ex-spouses Continue reading…

September 12, 2013

Kids and Divorce – 3 Tips on How To Stay Organized In Two Homes

Categories: Children in DivorceDivorceParents

As the parent of an elementary and junior high student, I assumed that my most challenging years of parenting would occur before my children entered school. Although in many ways parenting has become easier (no diapers or safety locks), in Continue reading…