Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 31, 2013

How to Tell Your Spouse about Divorce: Breaking the News Without Destroying Your Family

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

Once you have reached the difficult conclusion that your marriage is over, opening the door to discussing divorce with your spouse is never easy. Yet the way that you choose to talk about a possible divorce may have an enormous Continue reading…

July 30, 2013

Getting Unmarried Part II (Continued): What is a Collaborative Divorce?

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

The first post of “Getting Unmarried,” I talk about making the decision to get divorced. The first installment of “How to get divorced” focused on my thought process considering traditional litigation, mediation and briefly mentioning the do-it-yourself process.  In this Continue reading…

July 25, 2013

Divorce is an Opportunity

The divorce process can be so difficult it is hard to imagine anything positive coming from it. However, in Collaborative Team Practice your family is surrounded by professionals who understand the complications of relationships, the emotional distress of divorce and Continue reading…

July 24, 2013

The Two Words Not to Use With Children During Divorce

Categories: Children in DivorceDivorceParents

As a Neutral Child Specialist, I often meet with parents who have not yet told their  children about their decision to get divorced or unmarried.  I encourage parents to create a We Statement that helps children understand what is going Continue reading…

July 22, 2013

Top 5 Divorce Myths and Their Impact

The myths and misunderstandings about divorce could make you act in ways that would hurt you in your divorce. Here are some of the most common myths and how actions based on those myths could impact the final divorce terms. Continue reading…

July 18, 2013

Getting Unmarried Part II: How To Get Divorced

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorceMediation

In Part I of this series titled “Getting Unmarried” (my story), I wrote about making the decision to get divorced as being the most important and most difficult step for me.  I will tell you that after finally deciding to Continue reading…

July 17, 2013

Divorce: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Love and Divorce?  You don’t hear those words together very often.  After all, divorce means the end of love, doesn’t it? Well, yes and no. Yes, divorce means that a certain type of romantic love has ended, at least for Continue reading…

July 15, 2013

Trials and Tribulations: Christians and Divorce

You are a devout Christian and you think marriage should last forever.  Yet you somehow find yourself facing divorce.  No doubt you are feeling conflict.  You had hoped your faith would help you avoid coming to this place; and you Continue reading…

July 11, 2013

Top Five Divorce Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

While divorce is almost always difficult, avoiding common mistakes can spare a lot of expense and emotional turmoil. Here are the biggest mistakes that cause families to suffer unnecessarily. Rushing into a divorce before you understand your options. Today there are Continue reading…

July 10, 2013

Why Prenuptial Agreements?

Prenuptial agreements – “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” For people planning their wedding, the thought of entering into a prenuptial agreement may seem unromantic and pessimistic. It addresses what would happen if your marriage doesn’t work out. But Continue reading…