Category Archives: Mediation

October 27, 2015

Keeping Your Money in Your Family: Part II

In part I of keep more of your money in your family; choosing your process wisely I wrote about the well known traditional litigated court based divorce process and mediation. In this issue, I will cover Collaborative Divorce. Collaborative divorce Continue reading…

October 20, 2015

Keeping Your Money in Your Family: Part I

Getting married sometimes can be expensive if you let it. Getting unmarried can be even more expensive if you and or your spouse allows it to get that way. In divorce, emotions are high and often contribute to higher levels Continue reading…

September 30, 2015

Garage Sale Litigation

They claim it really happened. At a neighborhood garage sale, on the edge of the driveway, sat a cushionless leather couch. The prospective buyer asked no one in particular, “Where are the cushions?” A neighbor whispered, “Here husband took them Continue reading…

September 27, 2015

The Power of Conversation

“The greatest single antidote to violence is conversation” – Jonathan Sacks I heard the quote above a while ago, and it has stuck with me. As I’ve been mulling it over, I have seen parallels to what I do as Continue reading…

April 21, 2015

How to Stay out of Divorce Court

Divorce court should be your LAST resort. After all, do you want a complete stranger in a black robe deciding the fate of your future? You do not want a judge to decide where your children will live, how much 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 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…

May 19, 2014

How to Find a Family Law Attorney

Many years ago when I had recently moved and was looking for a new dentist, I simply looked through the phone book and found a dentist that was located nearby and set up an appointment. Later, when I arrived at Continue reading…

January 30, 2014

Three Guiding Principles for Divorcing Parents

Divorce is a challenging and life-changing experience for all family members, and most divorcing parents worry about how their children will be affected in the short and long term. Because divorce is such a significant event for children, these concerns are Continue reading…

December 17, 2013

You Get What You Don’t Fight For

Here’s the $64,000 question: when it comes to your divorce, how would you go about getting your best possible outcome–(1) rely on arbitrary decisions by a third-party, (2) waiting until you’re out of money before conceding, or (3) coming to Continue reading…