Year: 2016 Articles

Divorcing a Narcissist

Divorcing a Narcissist

It’s never easy to be in a relationship with a narcissist, and it is even harder to leave a relationship with a narcissist. I’ve helped many clients divorce a narcissistic spouse, and it’s never the divorce “status-quo.” No way. While every divorce case is unique,...

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Word Choice

Word Choice

In law, the words matter. Who am I kidding – words matter in every situation! Recently in court, I told a judge that I was frustrated because she wasn’t listening to me. Later, a colleague offered feedback, saying that “the judge doesn’t have to listen to you, but...

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The Importance of Access

The Importance of Access

In every legal case, and especially in a divorce, we need information in order to make a solid settlement proposal or know whether to accept an offer – if you want to avoid a trial. You get this, I get that, we divide things up in a way that makes sense.In order for...

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Positive Perspective

Positive Perspective

“Good morning! I hope that you are doing okay. You will heal and you will move forward; and life will be wonderful and fulfilling! It will happen!! I was thinking about the fact that the professionals you have chosen to work with are all people with whom I also...

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A Conversation with Shelley Acierno-Chari

A Conversation with Shelley Acierno-Chari

According to Shelley Acierno-Chari, LMFT, MBA, my friend and a respected licensed marriage and family therapist, 80 percent of the issues with divorce are emotional. Emotions drive fights. Emotions drive unhappiness. Emotions just don’t get us on the same path.Some...

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Do You Know Your Candidates?

Do You Know Your Candidates?

I recently hosted a gathering of non-lawyer friends and family to learn about a candidate for Circuit Court Judge that I am supporting, Lorie Savin. It was a fascinating event in many ways, not the least of which that I learned quite clearly just how unfamiliar most...

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