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…)

31 Aug, 2020

Is Your Attorney Asleep at the Wheel?

By | August 31st, 2020|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Mediation Process|

A lot of times people come to me for a second opinion or to have me take over their case. The complaint many people have about their attorney is not about billable hours. Rather, the chief complaint I hear is, “My attorney is asleep at the wheel and neglecting my case." Is he/she, though? The strategy in boxing is to wear down your opponent. Have him throw a lot of punches until he's totally drained. He may think he is beating you, (more...)

30 Apr, 2020

Flattening the Curve in Divorce

By | April 30th, 2020|Collaborative Divorce|

When I heard the term “Flattening the Curve” associated with COVID 19, it was eerily familiar, with great resonance.  Divorce is about flattening a different kind of curve. Instead of spreading out medical care, divorce professionals spread out the financial and emotional impact of divorce on a family.  COVID is here; it is looking society straight in the eye; there is no averting its presence; it’s the stark reality, so too is divorce when it’s impending and underway. It’s about spreading the (more...)

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