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1 Feb, 2021

The Best Revenge Is Living Well

By | February 1st, 2021|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process, Separation Agreements|

Recently the country has witnessed the difference between demanding justice and demanding revenge. The lens of 2020 made it clear that they are two distinct things that may overlap in places, but differ in fundamental ways. The toll wrought by the desire for revenge was far more destructive than anyone seeking justice through peaceful protests.  (more…)

5 Jan, 2021

When Your Spouse Asks You to Move Out — Breaking the Seal on the Marital Home

By | January 5th, 2021|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process, Separation Agreements|

As the pandemic stretches on, I’ve been doing a lot of early terminations of residential leases as part of divorces. It seems that some people who were “hanging in there” with their spouse are starting to reach the end of their rope. Perhaps these marriages would have lasted longer, but the pandemic moved up the expiration date on everything. (more…)

22 Oct, 2020

Divorce Inertia

By | October 22nd, 2020|Divorce Mediation Process|

Many of the people who have filed for divorce during the lockdown or are going to get divorced or separated once life returns to the “old normal” are not doing so exclusively because of issues that arose during the pandemic. Most are people whose marriages were already on the rocks — but were staying together because of inertia. The pandemic simply served to accelerate the expiration date on what was already a flailing or dead marriage.  Why is it that some people (more...)

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