Tag Archives: Mediation

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…

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…

November 9, 2015

Creating Emotional Balance this Holiday Season

Married, separated, or divorced alike, it’s hard not to feel anxious about the upcoming holiday season. Whether you love it or are dreading it, the 2015 holiday season is just around the corner. Maybe you are feeling that there is Continue reading…

August 21, 2015

How to Interview a Divorce Lawyer

If you are facing the possibility of a divorce, choosing a divorce lawyer could be one of the most important decisions in your life. Divorce is unfair. It forces you to make some of the most difficult decisions in your Continue reading…

April 21, 2015

How to Stay out of Divorce Court

Divorce court should be your LAST resort. After all, do you want a complete stranger in a black robe deciding the fate of your future? You do not want a judge to decide where your children will live, how much Continue reading…

January 14, 2014

Divorce Corp Documentary: A Sensationalized Look at a Real Problem

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

I just finished watching the documentary, Divorce Corp, and I have to admit that I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, as someone who has devoted his career to helping people understand that divorce should not occur in court, Continue reading…

January 3, 2014

3 Things to Consider Before Telling Your Spouse You Want a Divorce

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

Telling your spouse you want to get a divorce may be the most difficult conversation you will ever have. The decisions you make during this critical time will affect you and your family for the rest of your life. While Continue reading…

January 2, 2014

Divorce and the New Year

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

After the magic of the holidays dies down it can be hard to pick up the pieces. This holds true even if your holidays didn’t seem magical. The hustle and bustle of shopping, cooking, traveling, holiday parties, etc., can create Continue reading…

July 18, 2013

Getting Unmarried Part II: How To Get Divorced

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorceMediation

In Part I of this series titled “Getting Unmarried” (my story), I wrote about making the decision to get divorced as being the most important and most difficult step for me.  I will tell you that after finally deciding to Continue reading…

April 22, 2013

Divorce Readiness: Penny-Wise or Pound-Foolish?

I remember about 9 years ago when I needed to make a big life changing decision.  I knew I needed to decide whether or not to leave my safe, predictable law position or go and start my own firm, practicing Continue reading…