Tag Archives: Collaborative Family Law

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 28, 2016

Real Women Shovel Snow (and Real Men Wash Baby Bottles)

Categories: DivorceFamily LawParents

Most couples have rather specific roles in their marriage. After all, a marriage/family is like a team and everyone needs to do their part for the household to run smoothly. It’s not uncommon for Dad to fill a more traditional 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 11, 2016

A Time For Reflection

The darkness of winter has long been a time for people from all cultures to pause and reflect upon their life. It is a good to cultivate a practice to set aside a specific time to look back over the 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…

December 15, 2015

Consultation to Learn About Collaborative Law

Many collaborative law attorneys offer a free consult – 30-60 minutes to meet your potential new attorney and get some questions answered. The consult serves two main purposes: learn about your options and get to know your potential attorney. Until you have Continue reading…

November 24, 2015

Bonus Families – The Best Way to View Divorce

The viral video of a father reaching out to his ex-Wife’s new husband, his daughter’s stepdad, and asking him to join him and walk their daughter down the aisle has had a huge impact. It has been shared millions of Continue reading…

November 12, 2015

How Do You Step Back and Really Think?

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

Some say that life is a whole lot more stress-free now than ever before. I suppose it might seem that way if you consider that most of us living in this modern era in the United States of America have Continue reading…

September 27, 2015

The Power of Conversation

“The greatest single antidote to violence is conversation” – Jonathan Sacks I heard the quote above a while ago, and it has stuck with me. As I’ve been mulling it over, I have seen parallels to what I do as Continue reading…