Monthly Archives: September 2014

September 30, 2014

Collaborative Divorce: Saving You More than Just Money

Potential divorce clients often ask, how much does a collaborative divorce cost? Great question, it differs with each case and is dependent on clients and their level of conflict regardless of process. The more conflict a couple brings to any Continue reading…

September 24, 2014

First Comes Love, Then Comes Gay Marriage…Then Comes Gay Divorce

Remember that old rhyme from childhood, “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage”? Some things are just part of life and are simply inevitable. People will fall in love. People will join together Continue reading…

September 23, 2014

Setting Fitness Goals Post-Divorce

Categories: DivorceMental Health

It may be hard to believe, but 2014 is two-thirds of the way over. Did you set a new year’s goal that you have long forgotten about? Now is as good of time as any to set a new goal Continue reading…

September 22, 2014

Part I: Advocacy in the “Right-based” Court Model

Parties going through a divorce need to understand that advocacy in the “rights-based” Court Model and advocacy in the “interest-based” Collaborative Model are different; and advocacy in each of these models feels different as well.  Bear with me while I Continue reading…

September 17, 2014

Finding Silver in a Silver Mine

As I listened to the appalling news out of Ferguson, MO, last week, I was especially struck by two things: First, a veteran police officer, a retired chief of a municipal department, shared an observation that his officers made during Continue reading…

September 16, 2014

Back to School After a Divorce

The kids might not be the only ones headed back to school this fall. Divorce forces many parents back into the workforce, and for some, even back to school. Divorce can initiate some dramatic changes in your lifestyle, and it Continue reading…

September 15, 2014

The Collaborative Approach to Child Support

How to provide financially for children after divorce has been a much-discussed topic for decades. Courts have traditionally used child support guidelines established by state government to calculate a monthly payment from one parent to the other. The Minnesota guideline Continue reading…

September 10, 2014

Peace is Possible

Peace is possible though we are surrounded by high conflict. In the recent words of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, “The world is a mess.”  Messiness occurs when people are unable or unwilling to resolve differences without wars of Continue reading…

September 8, 2014

Being a Good Friend to Someone Going Through a Divorce

Categories: Divorce

It seems it’s nearly inevitable that at some point we all have a friend going through a divorce. The support we offer during that trying time can often set the precedence of the friendship going forward. The same holds true Continue reading…