Monthly Archives: October 2014

October 29, 2014

4 Common Divorce Mistakes

1. Forcing Your Kids to Take Sides The last thing a parent wants to do during a divorce is to cause more pain for the children. Divorce is a painful time during which many negative emotions can arise, including anger, fear, Continue reading…

October 27, 2014

Part III – The Power of Neutrality in the Collaborative Model

In Part I we learned that advocacy in the “rights-based” Court Model is hard on the people involved because by focusing on the 3rd-party decision maker, e.g., the judge, the parties care little about each other’s view.  As a result, Continue reading…

October 23, 2014

Money Matters: 3 Tips for Addressing Financial Problems During Divorce

Money can be a major cause of stress in a marriage, so it should come as little surprise that solving money problems can be even more complicated in divorce. Divorce usually comes at a time of economic strain in a Continue reading…

October 21, 2014

5 Tips for Selling Your Home

Categories: DivorceMoney and Finances

Selling a home is stressful. Getting divorced is stressful. Combining the two events can seem extremely daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are five staging tips to ensure quicker, higher offers on your home. Curb Appeal. The outside Continue reading…

October 17, 2014

Vacation Time After Divorce

Divorcing parents often wonder how vacations are treated in a parenting plan. There are often three types of vacation options addressed in divorce. Vacation during parenting time. Often parents are each allowed to take unlimited vacations during their scheduled parenting time. There Continue reading…

October 15, 2014

Getting Unmarried: Taking the Stress Out of Financial Discussions

Getting married is about love. Well the tide turns when a couple decides to get unmarried or divorced. Divorce is then about money and kids and hopefully not in that order. Being prepared to have financial discussions with your spouse, Continue reading…

October 14, 2014

Empty Nest Collaborative Divorce

People who are facing divorce after many years of marriage, or just later in life, face unique challenges. They are less connected by the need to provide daily care and financial support for their children. They also may be facing Continue reading…

October 13, 2014

Beginning the New School Year

Categories: Children in DivorceDivorceParents

The beginning of a new school year is all about the juxtaposition of continuity and change.  We all remember the mix of excitement, anxiety, hope and worry that accompany this time of transition for children.  Parents want their kids to Continue reading…

October 9, 2014

Budget Your Way to a New Life – Part Two: Future Focus

Categories: DivorceMoney and Finances

If you have created an estimated monthly budget for your new household after a divorce, know that it will likely change down the road. You may discover after a few months that your spending estimates were unrealistic in some areas Continue reading…

October 8, 2014

Part II – Advocacy in the “Interest-Based” Collaborative Model

In Part I we learned that “rights-based” advocacy in the Court Model is hard on the problem but also hard on the people. Advocacy in the “interest-based” Collaborative Model is also hard on the problem, but SOFT on the people. Continue reading…