Monthly Archives: July 2014

July 31, 2014

Marital Liens: Lending Rules 101

Marital liens are a common solution in divorce when the spouse awarded the marital home cannot refinance the property and divide the equity at the time of the divorce. Instead, a marital lien is placed on the real estate in Continue reading…

July 30, 2014

Getting Unmarried: Divorce, Money, Financial Neutrals

In my last post “Getting Unmarried: Gray Divorces” I wrote about the increasing number of divorces for those over the age of fifty. Also of note was how Gray Divorces have many of the same foundational issues as any divorce Continue reading…

July 29, 2014

Discouraged by Litigation

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

I am discouraged. I am a relatively new lawyer, and I’m suffering from a kind of “Can’t We All Just Get Along” syndrome. I have handled several dissolution cases at this point in my short career, and none of them, Continue reading…

July 28, 2014

Sleeping Power

Categories: Divorce

During those halcyon days of college, I can into the possession of an aging Plymouth Duster – the 1970’s answer to the Honda Accord; a 2 door transportation module – with a surprise. In the terms of hot rod culture, Continue reading…

July 25, 2014

The Principle of Empowerment II

In my last post I talked about the principle of empowerment that has emerged within collaborative law, and how it has shaped the collaborative professional community that now extends all around the world. In this post I would like to Continue reading…

July 24, 2014

Divorce after Cancer?

Sometimes what comes after the “C-word” can unfortunately be the “D-word” – divorce. The incidence of divorce/separation is unfortunately quite high after one partner has been diagnosed or is in some stage of battling cancer. If you are a woman, Continue reading…

July 23, 2014

Budget Your Way to a New Life – Part One: Cash Flow

Categories: DivorceMoney and Finances

Cash flow refers to how your money moves in your household, from the time it is received to when it is spent. When your cash flow is “positive,” it means you have more money coming in than going out; you Continue reading…

July 22, 2014

Minnesota; A Better Place to get a Divorce: Part 2

In my last blog I wrote about how people travel all around the world to learn about how we Collaborative divorce in Minnesota. In this blog, I want to say a little bit about why that is true. Describing all Continue reading…

July 21, 2014

Behind the Scenes of a Divorce

Recently I participated in a case debrief with other members of a Collaborative team.  The debrief, or case consultation, is a regular and ordinary part of Collaborative Team Practice.  Any team member can request a debrief to get an update Continue reading…

July 17, 2014

5 Ways To Protect Your Paperwork

Categories: DivorceMoney and Finances

While mankind may wrought great deeds from great risk (my apologies to Herodotus for the misquote), your important papers – insurance policies, loan papers, marriage and divorce documents, estate plans, medical records, etc. – would much prefer to be do-nothing Continue reading…