Tag Archives: child specialist

April 8, 2015

The Participation Agreement – What’s The Big Deal?

A hallmark of a Collaborative case is that the participants have signed a “Participation Agreement.” This document may seem insignificant, but in fact it has great meaning for the process, signifying that the couple has made a conscious choice to Continue reading…

January 27, 2015

Becoming the Best Parent I Can Be

In a recent first meeting with new clients, I was obtaining family history to help ground me in both parents’ perspectives on issues related to their divorce. A comment by the dad struck a chord for me. He said, “I Continue reading…

November 21, 2014

Generalist or Specialist: Can an Attorney Wear Too Many Hats?

A friend of mine who knows I am intricately woven into the divorce-planning and alternative dispute resolution circles in the Minneapolis St. Paul metro recently asked me if I knew a certain divorce attorney.  He knew of a person who Continue reading…

September 9, 2014

The Possibility of Paternity

Children born to unmarried parents are vulnerable. While they may have many of the same legal protections afforded to children going through a divorce of their parents, the relationship between their parents can be more tenuous. Of course, the circumstances Continue reading…

August 6, 2014

Adult Children of Divorce: 3 Considerations

Divorce is a family event that impacts children of all ages.There has been an uptick of divorces for middle-aged and older couples whose children may have already launched their adult lives.Just because children are not living under the same roof Continue reading…

July 14, 2014

Collaborative Divorce: Is It Right For Me?

When people consider divorce, they typically think of two ways to reach a resolution – litigation or mediation.  While both have benefits, many couples find they would prefer a third option.  That’s where Collaborative Divorce can be the perfect fit. Continue reading…

May 19, 2014

How to Find a Family Law Attorney

Many years ago when I had recently moved and was looking for a new dentist, I simply looked through the phone book and found a dentist that was located nearby and set up an appointment. Later, when I arrived at Continue reading…

January 13, 2014

Investing in Your Children’s Future During Divorce

Divorce lawyers, when trying to urge their clients to settle their divorce case and save fees, will sometimes point out that a costly divorce is, directly or indirectly, draining the college fund for their children. This is a stark reality Continue reading…

January 8, 2014

What is a Neutral Child Specialist?

Collaborative Attorney Carl Arnold had the opportunity to speak with experienced Neutral Child Specialist Deborah Clemmensen. Carl Arnold asked Deborah Clemmensen about her role as a Neutral Child Specialist and the conversation was recorded. The audio and the the transcript Continue reading…

November 27, 2013

Choosing a Divorce Attorney Part II

I recommend you research and interview several divorce attorneys. This can help you develop and clarify some of your goals and interests and help confirm the choice of process you and your spouse want to use. It’s important to keep Continue reading…