Monthly Archives: April 2013

April 30, 2013

What’s All This Fuss About Interests?

In my Collaborative Divorce practice, I frequently talk to clients about identifying their “interests” in the divorce.  This is a difficult concept to understand, but is the key to reaching a resolution in a divorce that meets the needs of Continue reading…

April 29, 2013

Kim, Kanye and Kris: Whose Child Is It?

The pending birth of Kim Kardashian’s first child is creating substantial media buzz.  The marriage of Kim to Kris Humphries was a well publicized television event, which ended in separation days later and is now being ended by a California Continue reading…

April 25, 2013

Lowering the Real Cost of Divorce: Lesson From a Millionaire

Texas millionaire T. Boone Pickens found a way to save “several millions” on his divorce.    His discovery could save you something just as valuable. When T. Boone Pickens recently filed for his fourth divorce, he decided to try something different.  Continue reading…

April 24, 2013

What Is Holistic Divorce?

Most of us are familiar with the concept of holistic medicine. The importance and interdependence of body, mind and spirit in our overall health is becoming accepted in the world of healing. Less well known, however, is the Collaborative divorce Continue reading…

April 24, 2013

Divorce Disputes to Avoid: Tupperware and Maternity Clothing

As a divorce attorney, I often ask myself   “What is this dispute really about?”  This is also a good question for each person going through a divorce. In an early case I had before I started practicing collaborative divorce,  an Continue reading…

April 23, 2013

If We Have Custody Worked Out, Why Do We Need a Child Specialist?

If you are going through or thinking about starting a Collaborative Divorce, you might wonder why you need a Child Specialist.  After all, if you and your spouse agree on custody and parenting time (previously called “visitation”), why spend money Continue reading…

April 23, 2013

The Power of Communication

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

In my collaborative legal practice, I consistently witness the power of communication in conflict resolution. A recent story illustrates this power. My father recently settled into his lawn chair in the backyard of his beautiful Southern California home when he Continue reading…

April 22, 2013

Divorce: Out of the Pain a Rainbow can Emerge

Categories: DivorceFamily LawParents

In my family law practice, I have seen well over 1,000 people divorce. Without a doubt, divorce is a difficult and painful process. However, I have been deeply enriched as a family law attorney by working with many spouses who Continue reading…

April 22, 2013

Divorce Readiness: Penny-Wise or Pound-Foolish?

I remember about 9 years ago when I needed to make a big life changing decision.  I knew I needed to decide whether or not to leave my safe, predictable law position or go and start my own firm, practicing Continue reading…

April 19, 2013

The Best Parenting Plan is the One You Never Have To Use

When it comes to co-parenting after divorce, the best parenting plan is the one you never have to use. Creating the parenting plan is perhaps the most important part of your collaborative divorce process. But if you put the time Continue reading…