15 Jul, 2022

When Porn is the Mistress in Divorce

By | July 15th, 2022|Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process, Separation Agreements|

Sometimes in marriage, neither spouse is having an affair, but there is an enormous amount of time being spent watching porn by one party. This is sometimes unbeknownst to the other party until, one day, it’s out in the open. Many clients who have made discoveries like this become deeply disturbed by it for various reasons — including a tangible loss of respect for their spouse. This reckoning with porn addiction is taking place all over, all the time, and across socioeconomic (more...)

12 May, 2022

It Ain’t Over ‘Til the Fat Lady Sings

By | May 12th, 2022|Divorce and Children, Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process, Separation Agreements|

A basic tenet of “fight or flight” is that when people are in an extreme state of anxiety, they’ll do nearly anything to relieve that immediate pressure and discomfort to get themselves to a more bearable state. This describes what divorced people go through quite well. People crave resolution and a path forward. There’s this hope that when you finally enter an agreement, everyone will be able to breathe a sigh of relief.  (more…)

11 Mar, 2022

Divorcing an Addict

By | March 11th, 2022|Divorce & Personality Disorder, Divorce and Children, Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process, Separation Agreements|

I’ve had many situations where one party is an addict and the other party has to deal with the repercussions or where both parties are addicts but one is more functional. In several cases, the parties actually met at AA. I’ve represented the addict spouse, the non-addict spouse, and neutrally mediated many cases involving addiction. (more…)

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