Monthly Archives: September 2015

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 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 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 18, 2015

3 Ways to Support Children in Divorce

Divorce is a challenging life experience for children, and parents worry what the impact will be on their children’s lives.  Based on my work with families of divorce, I have three specific suggestions for how parents can empathetically support their Continue reading…

September 17, 2015

Negotiating Better Outcomes in Divorce

Understanding the difference between interests and positions could make all of the difference in helping you negotiate a better outcome in your divorce. Position-Based Bargaining: Most people have a tendency to negotiate by arguing in favor of their positions. In Continue reading…

September 14, 2015

Co-Parenting with a Narcissistic Ex

Categories: Divorce

Co-parenting can be challenging even in the most amicable divorces, but there are some personalities disorders that make co-parenting downright difficult. Among these include, but are not limited to: bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and narcissistic personality disorder. We are Continue reading…

September 13, 2015

Navigating Social Media & Divorce

Categories: DivorceFamily Law

What do you remember about the 90’s? The band Hanson, the Backstreet Boys, and Céline Dion? Wayne’s World,  Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Titanic movie, and hyper-colored T-shirts? One thing you won’t recall – social media. For better or for Continue reading…

September 12, 2015

Getting Unmarried: A Thorny Divorce Financial Issue

Allocating assets and liabilities between spouses is one of the financial pillars in any divorce. In my work as a financial neutral and also when working on behalf of an individual in a divorce the subject of credit card debt Continue reading…