Monthly Archives: September 2015

September 30, 2015

Garage Sale Litigation

They claim it really happened. At a neighborhood garage sale, on the edge of the driveway, sat a cushionless leather couch. The prospective buyer asked no one in particular, “Where are the cushions?” A neighbor whispered, “Here husband took them Continue reading…

September 29, 2015

People Before Numbers

It does not matter in the life of a child how much money you have in your bank account or really how fancy of a home you may live in. What matters most to that child is the quality time Continue reading…

September 27, 2015

The Power of Conversation

“The greatest single antidote to violence is conversation” – Jonathan Sacks I heard the quote above a while ago, and it has stuck with me. As I’ve been mulling it over, I have seen parallels to what I do as Continue reading…

September 25, 2015

Having Someone “On Your Side” During Your Divorce

Categories: Divorce

Divorce is difficult and painful; so it can feel very important to have friends, family and an attorney “On Your Side”.  But what does that truly mean?  Sometimes, during a divorce having someone “on your side” might mean the very Continue reading…

September 24, 2015

Twin Cities Fall Fun on a Single Parent Budget

Categories: Divorce

Cooler weather, changing leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes, oh my! Fall is in the air and you too can enjoy it on a budget! As soon as the cooler weather hit in August it immediately felt like it was time Continue reading…

September 23, 2015

Managing Co-Parenting Schedules

Categories: Divorce

When you were married there as probably a time (or many!) when you thought that keeping track of schedules was difficult and time consuming. Now that you’re divorced managing schedules can feel downright daunting! Your family is now divided into Continue reading…

September 22, 2015

Children in High Conflict Families

We live in a bell curve world. By that I simply mean that all manner of traits and characteristics can be viewed as occurring in a distribution throughout society that clumps more numbers in the middle, and fewer numbers on Continue reading…

September 21, 2015

The Collaborative “Team”: The Role of the Financial Neutral

1The Financial Neutral often plays an invaluable role for the divorcing couple. Usually a Certified Financial Planner, and often also someone with the additional certification of Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, the Financial Neutral also has training specifically in the collaborative Continue reading…

September 20, 2015

The Risk of Making Assumptions

Categories: DivorceParents

0In his book The Four Agreements, author Don Miguel Ruiz articulates four principles which, when regularly practiced, will enable people to avoid conflict and live a peaceful life. The agreements one makes with oneself are: 1.  I will be impeccable with Continue reading…

September 19, 2015

Closure After the Marriage Ends

Categories: DivorceMental Health

  View image | One of my favorite sayings is, ‘If you think you can do it, or if you think you can’t do it, in either case you are probably right.’ This idea was brought home when I Continue reading…