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Divorce: 80% Emotion, 20% Law

Divorce: 80% Emotion, 20% Law

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at Jewish Family Service to a group of mental health professionals about the collaborative divorce process. Eleven people gathered with me on a cold and sunny February morning to discuss the legal and emotional effects of...

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Tax Changes & Divorce

Tax Changes & Divorce

The new tax code isn’t making it easier for couples divorcing. It’s only going to get harder. The biggest question is alimony and whether a divorced spouse can deduct spousal support in his or her taxes. The short answer is: after December 31, 2018, alimony will not...

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Lights, Camera, Divorce!

Lights, Camera, Divorce!

Flipping through the channels on TV the other day, I saw an ad for a new sitcom called Splitting Up Together on ABC. Co-produced by Ellen DeGeneres, this show is set to premiere March 27th, the premise inspired by a Danish sitcom (Bedre skilt end aldrig). Splitting Up...

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Don’t Rush the Process

Don’t Rush the Process

Compassion means I see the person in the case, not just the billable hours or revenue generated.Divorce takes time. Really, anything takes time. A client recently pushed me to move faster on her divorce because she was closing on the sale of her house and needed the...

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Courage to Surrender Control

Courage to Surrender Control

As a Collaborative family law attorney, I believe parties in the Collaborative Process must have the courage to surrender control to the process and let things unfold as they will. It is a specific process where the parties do the following: Sign on to the process....

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Cooperation as Litigation Strategy

Cooperation as Litigation Strategy

As a litigator preparing for trial, I learned to put myself in the other party’s shoes and imagine their position or arguments in order to be prepared to respond. To know the best angle or see the potential weakness in my own case, I have to be able to see the other...

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