Tag Archives: getting unmarried

June 12, 2017

How to Avoid the Divortex – Part 2

In Part 1, vortex was defined as: 1) a whirling mass of water or air that sucks everything near it towards its center; 2) a place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that it surrounds, and hence, Continue reading…

January 8, 2016

Delay, Delay, Delay!

During the first joint meeting of my Collaborative case, the parties agreed that an interest they shared was the efficiency of the process.  My client in particular was concerned about the case dragging on, as she was still living with Continue reading…

November 4, 2015

Getting Unmarried: A Roadmap to Resolution

Often when we decide to do something of significance, like go on vacation, obtain a college degree, search for a new job, or save for a future purchase we develop a plan.  If you are serious about the task set Continue reading…

September 12, 2015

Getting Unmarried: A Thorny Divorce Financial Issue

Allocating assets and liabilities between spouses is one of the financial pillars in any divorce. In my work as a financial neutral and also when working on behalf of an individual in a divorce the subject of credit card debt Continue reading…

August 13, 2015

Investing in your Child’s Future: Divorce Process Matters

Having recently become a grandparent for the first time, I am pondering the future with renewed urgency that my granddaughter’s legacy be one of hope and abundance. As she grows, there is no way to prevent the pain of grief Continue reading…

July 17, 2015

Low Cost, High Quality Divorce the Collaborative Way

As a neutral child specialist, I believe Collaborative Practice should be available to all families who want a child-focused, respectful, out-of-court divorce process.  However, a critique often made of Collaborative Practice is how unaffordable it must be for families with Continue reading…

July 13, 2015

Speaking of Fairness

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

The most important fact about a traditional divorce is that the decisions rendered by the court are not based on what you, your spouse, your lawyers or a judge thinks is fair and frankly, standing before a judge arguing about Continue reading…

May 20, 2015

Peace is Possible

Peace is possible though we are surrounded by conflict.  In the recent words of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, “The world is a mess.”  Messiness occurs when people are unable or unwilling to resolve differences without wars of words Continue reading…

May 15, 2015

Sufficient Conditions

Getting unmarried collaboratively is about having difficult conversations with one’s soon to be un-spouse in order to reach an agreement in which there is mutual gain – think of it as finding a way to divide a dozen oranges so Continue reading…

May 8, 2015

Getting Unmarried and Taxes

Getting unmarried and taxes can become a consideration in terms of whether to have a divorce final by year-end or final after January 1. I have worked on a number of divorce cases where this very topic deserved a thorough Continue reading…