Tag Archives: collaborative divorce process

June 30, 2016

What Would a Court Do: Property Division and Cash Flow (Part 2)

As a collaborative attorney, I am often asked “what would a court do?”  Although parties in a collaborative divorce are not asking the court to make decisions in their case, what the law is and how a court may view Continue reading…

May 31, 2016

The Advantages of an Attorney and Counselor at Law

I have just gotten back from a Continuing Legal Education class to help satisfy my requirements for ethics credits. The title of the class was How to Be a Happy, Healthy and Ethical Lawyer. It helped reacquaint me with the Continue reading…

April 6, 2016

The Challenge of Thinking on Our Feet

An article I came across spoke of an eighteenth century French philosopher and writer, Dennis Diderot, who was engaged in a debate at a dinner party over a topic he knew well. When challenged on some point he found himself Continue reading…

March 28, 2016

Springtime and Divorce

With the recent warm weather and longer days, it is beginning to feel like Spring. Spring is a time of rejuvenation and growth. As the sun comes out and the temperatures rise, flowers blossom and buds sprout.  People are out Continue reading…

March 16, 2016

Looking at Love

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From the eyes of a divorce lawyer, I’ve also had the opportunity to observe goodly numbers of successful and happy marriages. I am not a psychiatrist, nor a psychologist, nor a mental health specialist nor a marriage counselor. I am Continue reading…

March 10, 2016

Difficult Divorces: How to Move Forward

Collaborative divorce is an out-of-court, non-adversarial process for dissolving a marriage. It is common for one spouse being ready to move forward with divorce and the other spouse struggling to move forward in the process. Parties can be at very different 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…

January 13, 2016

The First Steps in My Collaborative Case

Yesterday, I attended the first joint meeting in my first Collaborative case.  We reviewed and signed the Participation Agreement and Joint Petition, and the four of us progressed efficiently through the agenda that I had proposed. My beginner’s anxiety about Continue reading…

January 8, 2016

Delay, Delay, Delay!

During the first joint meeting of my Collaborative case, the parties agreed that an interest they shared was the efficiency of the process.  My client in particular was concerned about the case dragging on, as she was still living with Continue reading…

December 16, 2015

Anxiety with My First Collaborative Case

This is my first blog post in a number of months.  Though I am an attorney (which requires a certain amount of writing) and even once fancied myself a writer for film and television, the truth is that writing does Continue reading…