Monthly Archives: June 2014

June 30, 2014

Life After a Collaborative Divorce: A Client’s Experience

Recently I received a referral from Kristin, a client I represented in 2011 in her collaborative divorce. In thanking her for the referral, I took the opportunity to ask her how she was doing. With her permission, her response is Continue reading…

June 27, 2014

The Power of Canine Healing and Divorce

Dogs have long been known for their ability to have healing effects on the sick, but did you know that adopting a dog while going through the divorce process can provide another wonderful form of therapy? Whether getting a new Continue reading…

June 25, 2014

One of the Many Reasons I Stopped Going to Court

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

Former litigators who now practice exclusively collaborative law have varied reasons for that decision. Many revolve around better outcomes for clients or more peaceful processes. A reason that is less commonly talked about is the well being of the practitioner. A Continue reading…

June 24, 2014

Books for Kids About Divorce

Divorce can be scary for kids. They may feel alone. They may feel responsible. They may feel sad. Parents may find it difficult to initiate conversations about the changes going on in the family. Very young children may be fearful Continue reading…

June 23, 2014

Going Beyond the Label in Family Law

As a society, we are inclined to attach shorthand labels to everything from parenting (Tiger Mom, Soccer Mom, Helicopter Parents) to politics (Red States and Blue States, the War on Drugs).  It’s a function of our human brains that we Continue reading…

June 18, 2014

Minnesota: The Best Place for an Ailing Marriage: Part 1

Because of our great medical facilities, people often say that Minnesota might be the best place in the world to get sick. What is less known is that Minnesota is rapidly becoming known as the best place for an ailing Continue reading…

June 17, 2014

Getting Unmarried: Gray Divorces

According to a Bowling Green State University study, the divorce rate for those over 50 more than doubled between 1990 and 2009.  The trend suggests that by 2030 there will be more than 800,000 divorces per year for the 50 Continue reading…

June 12, 2014

Four Tips for Telling Your Spouse You Want a Divorce

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

People commonly worry about telling their spouse they want a divorce. It is obviously a difficult conversation to have.  Some people are scared of the outcome or don’t want to hurt someone they care about. Other people just don’t know Continue reading…

June 10, 2014

Five Tips to Protect Your Credit

Categories: DivorceMoney and Finances

A divorce can impact your ability to secure credit simply because you may no longer have the income you had when you were married. Here are five tips to maintain a good credit score and protect it for the future. Continue reading…

June 3, 2014

Innovation and Creativity in Divorce

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

This may sound like a joke . . . but it’s not. What do UPS trucks and collaborative divorce have in common? Both use innovation and creativity to solve standard problems in unique ways.   Almost all turns (90%) made Continue reading…