23 Feb, 2017

Should You Take Your Spouse to the Cleaners?

By | February 23rd, 2017|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process|

There is often a misconception that many divorcing parties want to milk their spouse dry, leaving them to be a homeless bum in a cardboard box on the street. The overwhelming majority of divorcing parties that I’ve encountered do not fall into this category; many are scared and just want to know that, at the end of the day, they'll get what they need. For those who DO want to milk their spouse dry, the law may not be in their favor. (more...)

20 Oct, 2016

‘Til Death Do Us Part…

By | October 20th, 2016|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Finances|

“'Til death do us part” may more aptly be phrased “I will follow you into the grave!”  I've had a number of clients come to me that live in loveless, self-absorbed, and contentious marriages but manage to exist, having developed a certain understanding in their relationship, such as living in separate bedrooms. Many of these people feel contempt, anger, or apathy towards their spouse. For example, their spouse may be extremely stingy; wastefully dissipate money on addictions; abusive, or duplicitous and cheating (more...)

21 Sep, 2016

It’s None of Your Beeswax!

By | September 21st, 2016|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Finances, Divorce Mediation Process|

I once read in a psychology journal that you can learn more about a person by looking through their drawers for a few minutes than you can by living with them for many years. Drawers are where people hide things, and oftentimes, even insightful, intuitive people find out they are living with someone that they do not know so well. It doesn’t matter the duration of the marriage. The irony is that marriage is commitment, yet it's often in the unraveling that (more...)

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