Monthly Archives: February 2016

February 25, 2016

Checklists and Notebooks

As an attorney with two small children, I am very aware of how crazy family life can be, even on the good days. I am always looking for ways to create more peace in my day-to-day life, and in the Continue reading…

February 24, 2016

The Power of Intentionality

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

When I discovered Gary Zukov’s book, The Seat of the Soul , I found it to be transformational. His presentation about the concept of soul went far beyond anything I had heard in my Catholic upbringing. It became an easy Continue reading…

February 23, 2016

Keeping an Eye on Your Credit: During & After Divorce

Divorce is not fun for anyone nor is it a financially savvy thing to go through. You are splitting up what you own and what you owe to others. This often includes unpaid credit card balances and loans. What can Continue reading…

February 18, 2016

Setting Realistic Expectations for the Year Ahead

Categories: DivorceFamily LawMental Health

2016 is well underway and many will look at the new year as a new beginning. While it’s important to have a positive outlook on the year ahead, sometimes the changing of the calendar year can create a false sense Continue reading…

February 17, 2016

Investing 101 – Stock Basics

Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, chances are you own a couple of these financial instruments and possibly all of them in your portfolio. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone clearly explained what they are and why you should invest in Continue reading…

February 16, 2016

Initial Consultation

In the Twin Cities, many family law attorneys offer a free consultation to learn about your options.  This is a time to meet your potential new attorney and ask your questions.  The consultation can serve three main purposes. First, you Continue reading…

February 12, 2016

Will You Buy My Valentine?

Categories: Divorce

Many romantic expectations surround Valentine’s Day. For those contemplating a divorce or In the midst of divorce proceedings, Valentine’s Day can be extra stressful because the pressure to express romantic love to a sweetheart simply can’t be fulfilled in the Continue reading…

February 10, 2016

What I’m Not Saying

Listening to the voice of the child is increasingly becoming a mainstream concept in family law.  This is a welcome development, as careful attunement to children’s perspectives and needs can guide resolutions and parenting plans that are truly in the Continue reading…

February 9, 2016

Investing 101 – Bond Basics

Categories: Money and Finances

Stocks seem to get all the attention with daily reports of what happened in the stock market. Bonds by comparison are the quiet, introverted sidekick to stocks. Nobody ever brags about their latest bond investment at a cocktail party. Nonetheless, Continue reading…

February 3, 2016

What Can Be Learned From a (Failed) Marriage

Categories: Divorce

In the wake of your divorce you might be asking yourself, “Is it better to have loved and to have lost, or to have never loved at all?” A truly soul searching question. On the one hand you can look Continue reading…