Category Archives: Divorce

November 19, 2020

I Can Be Collaborative But My Spouse Will Never Agree To Anything

        In collaborative dissolution cases, this is a common objection when meeting for the first time with clients.  Another variation is, “I can be a terrific co-parent, just not with my spouse.”  I am often stymied by Continue reading…

November 4, 2020

Pro Se Divorce is Often Fraught with Problems – Even with the Best Intentions

      It may be tempting to save money in a divorce by drafting a decree with your spouse, or by completing a form decree. This is especially true if it appears that you and your spouse are in Continue reading…

October 28, 2020

Collaborative Divorce Expands to Greater Minnesota

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      Since its inception in Minnesota 30 years ago, the Collaborative Divorce process has helped families in all 50 states and more than 25 countries find a healthier way to end their marriage without going to court.   However, Continue reading…

October 12, 2020

A Little History: Sharing your idea with one person begins to change the world

            Thirty years ago, in 1990, a family lawyer in Minneapolis named Stu Webb had an idea.  He thought the idea was good enough to share with the Minnesota Supreme Court Justice at the time, Continue reading…

October 10, 2020

Politics, Divorce and “the other side”

Frustrated with the world of politics today? Unless you are reading this from your hospital bed, having just awakened from a long coma, I am going to guess the answer is yes. Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, Continue reading…

September 24, 2020

Take a Deep Breath: The Children are Listening

        Children begin their lives constantly observing and emulating our use of language. A baby watches, listens and models her mother’s face saying “Ohhhh,” moving her own lips to form the shape of that sound. A toddler Continue reading…

August 22, 2020

Should I get Divorced During the Covid-19 Pandemic?

        Divorce is never an easy topic, nor should it be an easy answer – but what about during a pandemic? Is disrupting your family’s life to separate into two households the right thing to do when Continue reading…

August 18, 2020

Unbundling in a Collaborative World: Working to get the Best of Both Worlds

        Collaborative Divorce is a method of divorce that started in Minnesota in 1990 and has now spread to more than 25 countries. The initial defining principle of Collaborative Divorce was that the lawyers would withdraw if Continue reading…

January 23, 2020

Marriage Story, Really?!

There has been some buzz about the new film on Netflix called Marriage Story about a couple, Charlie and Nicole, with a son, Henry, going through divorce. I decided to watch it since this is my area of practice and Continue reading…

April 2, 2019

Avoid Tax Surprises – Adjust your W-4!

It’s important for divorcees to review and adjust their W-4 payroll withholding or start to make quarterly tax estimates following their divorce. Often, they are so relieved to have reached settlement, they fail to think about these housekeeping items. If Continue reading…