Year: 2016 Articles

Never Too Old to Hurt

Never Too Old to Hurt

After I read this New York Times article, I knew I had to write about adult children of divorce. We have so much research on children of divorce but it’s focused mostly on young children, even middle school age children or high school. There are really no studies on...

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Live and Let Live

Live and Let Live

What do you do when one parent doesn’t want to work with the other parent, post-divorce? As the lawyer, I try to explain to my client that the other parent is going to make their own choices and neither the divorce process nor the divorce itself is necessarily going...

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Oops!

Oops!

Sometimes we attorneys make mistakes. Yes, you read that right. It’s rare, but I’ve made errors over the years.And when I do, I own up to it. In every profession, in every industry, people make mistakes. It’s so easy for other people to look back and tell you you were...

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Power vs. Powerlessness, Control vs. Out of Control

Power vs. Powerlessness, Control vs. Out of Control

A divorce can feel chaotic…When you’re in a divorce situation, life is chaotic. You feel like you don’t have control over anything. I understand that. I can do little things to help make my clients feel that they have some control but I can’t set the course to right....

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Society’s Changing

Society’s Changing

Now that same-sex marriage is legal, we’re seeing lots of changes in recognition of family structure and rights for many different kinds of couples. That’s wonderful, as it legitimates families that already were loving and cohesive. It also adds complication due to...

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