Year: 2014 Articles

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies

I practice mediative divorce law. What exactly does it mean to be mediative? Glad you asked. Mediative is an approach and a mindset to know that our first goal is to collaborate and work with the other side, cooperatively. You can’t always do it, but you should start...

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Frozen

Frozen

Even in the worst of marriages, we try. We work on the relationship. We offer to go to counseling. We try to hear our partner’s viewpoint. We have compassion. We work and we work and we work on getting along, on finding common ground, on seeing the other side. When we...

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Every Red Light

Every Red Light

I drive often along a stretch of Maple Road from my home to the gym where I take my favorite spin classes [shout out to Core Cycl]. It’s a two-lane stretch for miles, and somehow, some days, I hit every red light along the way. It doesn’t matter if I’m running late...

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Be Honest with Your Attorney

Be Honest with Your Attorney

Perhaps you had an affair. Maybe you hadn’t had sex with your spouse in five years. And it’s not just about sex – whatever skeletons and secrets are hanging in your marital closet, it’s a good idea to let your attorney know, so we can represent you as expertly and...

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Significant Assets in a Divorce

Significant Assets in a Divorce

Recently, I’ve been working with clients who have large estates to settle in a divorce, and it’s fascinating work. So many clients come to me thinking their divorce will be a piece of cake. They focus entirely on their significant assets, another task to check off the...

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Never Say Never, Never Say Always

Never Say Never, Never Say Always

Someone recently mentioned that in a lead-in for an earlier blog I posted to LinkedIn, I said: “The decision to divorce is never easy.” He was going to comment that for him, it WAS easy! We shared a laugh but it made me think about the saying above . . . I know a...

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