Tag Archives: negotiation

June 12, 2017

How to Avoid the Divortex – Part 2

In Part 1, vortex was defined as: 1) a whirling mass of water or air that sucks everything near it towards its center; 2) a place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that it surrounds, and hence, Continue reading…

April 17, 2015

Divorce: The Drafting Process

I am often asked what a “drafting” process for divorce entails. While a full process often has 3-5 professionals, a process for clients who have worked out most of the resolutions on their own, can be much more streamlined. Using Continue reading…

April 14, 2015

Two Things You Want in Your Divorce

Almost all divorces end up in a negotiated settlement. (In most states, less than 5% of all divorces actually go to trial.) Therefore, the most important thing for couples to consider, before they start down the path toward divorce, is Continue reading…

January 19, 2015

How to Get What is Fair in Your Divorce

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

Can you get what is fair in your divorce? Many people start by telling their attorneys that they want what is “fair” in the divorce only to be told that this is not realistic. “Fair is what happens in St. Continue reading…

May 27, 2014

Try to “Win” in Divorce Court: Unless You Want to Get a Better Result

With so much at stake in a divorce, it is tempting to think about how to “win”.  Yet, the grim irony of divorce is that “winning” often leads to poor results.   I know that seems like a contradiction, but most 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…

November 4, 2013

The Challenge of Healing

Categories: Divorce

The following blog was written by Bruce Peck, a Collaborative Attorney.  Bruce can be reached at (952) 435-6799 and www.brucepecklaw.com. Some injuries heal as effortlessly as skinned knees on children. Other injuries take  longer, and leave scars. Some injuries are so Continue reading…

October 23, 2013

Collaborative Divorce: An Opportunity for a Better Outcome Part 3

Categories: Divorce

Part 3: Collaborative Divorce helps create better outcomes by requiring commitment at the beginning of the process.  A Collaborative Divorce is one in which the husband and the wife each retain a lawyer for settlement purposes only. One of the Continue reading…

September 11, 2013

When Being Right Is Wrong: Lesson from a Dog

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

It turns out that dogs are great teachers about relationships. My dog recently taught me that I cannot get him (or anyone else) to do something simply by being right. Being right will not get you what you want in Continue reading…

June 13, 2013

Spousal Maintenance: First vs. Second Wives

Categories: AlimonyCollaborative LawDivorce

Wow, the phrase “First vs. Second Wives” makes me cringe.  There is so much wrong with it, or at least so much to dislike or be uncomfortable about. Let me count the ways (Keep in mind that this is in the Continue reading…