Monthly Archives: January 2014

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…

January 29, 2014

Jenny McCarthy and The “Soul Contract”

Categories: Children in DivorceDivorceParents

Recently, I was watching The View on ABC. The panel was discussing forgiveness when co-host Jenny McCarthy brought up how her views about her Ex had changed. She and her husband, John Asher, had a son, but apparently there were Continue reading…

January 15, 2014

Top 5 Rules for Facebook in Divorce

Categories: Divorce

Facebook is such a handy way to communicate what is going on in your life. It is a quick way to communicate life changes, events, accomplishments and information to people. And then people let you know they hear your news Continue reading…

January 14, 2014

Divorce Corp Documentary: A Sensationalized Look at a Real Problem

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

I just finished watching the documentary, Divorce Corp, and I have to admit that I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, as someone who has devoted his career to helping people understand that divorce should not occur in court, Continue reading…

January 13, 2014

Investing in Your Children’s Future During Divorce

Divorce lawyers, when trying to urge their clients to settle their divorce case and save fees, will sometimes point out that a costly divorce is, directly or indirectly, draining the college fund for their children. This is a stark reality Continue reading…

January 10, 2014

How a Collaborative Divorce Team Works in a Time Crunch

In a recent collaborative divorce case, we learned from the clients that a tax liability of about $60,000 would be owed if they did not get their divorce by the end of the year. It was only a few days Continue reading…

January 9, 2014

Getting Value from Your Attorney’s Hourly Fees

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

Most divorce attorneys charge between $200 and $350 per hour. That fact could become a real obstacle in your divorce (and can even drive you a little crazy), unless you find ways to deal with it effectively. Here are some Continue reading…

January 8, 2014

What is a Neutral Child Specialist?

Collaborative Attorney Carl Arnold had the opportunity to speak with experienced Neutral Child Specialist Deborah Clemmensen. Carl Arnold asked Deborah Clemmensen about her role as a Neutral Child Specialist and the conversation was recorded. The audio and the the transcript Continue reading…

January 7, 2014

Learning to Forgive in Divorce

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

We were deep in the holidays, a time of love, a time of sharing, a time for forgiveness.  Heading home from work last week, I was brought up short by a stunning story of forgiveness that originated in the Twin Cities, Continue reading…

January 3, 2014

3 Things to Consider Before Telling Your Spouse You Want a Divorce

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

Telling your spouse you want to get a divorce may be the most difficult conversation you will ever have. The decisions you make during this critical time will affect you and your family for the rest of your life. While Continue reading…