Monthly Archives: April 2014

April 25, 2014

Gwyneth and Chris: How Divorcing Parents Can Get it Right

When Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin made the recent announcement that they were consciously uncoupling, they clearly touched a public nerve.  There was immediate sniping from people who seem to prefer celebrity gossip leavened with spite and public histrionics.  Critics Continue reading…

April 23, 2014

Planning For Summer Camp

Whether you spent childhood summers as a camper or earned college spending money as a counselor, summer camp (in one form or another) seems to be a near universal experience. For campers, summer camp was a way to reconnect with Continue reading…

April 22, 2014

Conscious Uncoupling and Collaborative Practice

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

Recent articles in the New York Times and the StarTribune (March 29, 2014) covered Gwyneth Paltrow’s announcement that she and her husband of 11 years, Chris Martin, were consciously uncoupling.  In other words, getting a divorce.  I was struck by Continue reading…

April 15, 2014

Mental Stoppers to Prenuptial Agreements

 As Dennis Green, former Vikings coach, once said – “The beauty of living in America is that anyone can have an opinion about anything. The other great thing about America is that I don’t have to listen to them! Opinions are Continue reading…

April 14, 2014

A Value Focused Divorce = Better Decision Making

A recent study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University concluded that use of self-affirmations or placing your focus on your core values can protect against the negative effects of stress.  Study subjects suffering from chronic stress solved 50% fewer test problems Continue reading…