Is collaborative law divorce right for you?

Is collaborative law divorce right for you?

Collaborative law divorce is a way to shift the focus from “fight and win” to  a “solve problems through negotiation” mindset and structure. In a collaborative law divorce you and your spouse use mediation and negotiations to settle your divorce. You both...
When Mental Illness Affects a Marriage

When Mental Illness Affects a Marriage

When Krista* first met Tyler* he was fresh out of college on the fast track in product design. He took her to the most interesting restaurants, could fix any machine with his own two hands and owned several rental properties. He would read a book on just about...
Dads Can Do It Too- Being Primary: Guest Blog from a Former Client

Dads Can Do It Too- Being Primary: Guest Blog from a Former Client

I am a dad of 3 daughters. No big deal, right? There are lots of dads with daughters. I am single. Still no big deal. With the divorce rate so high, there are plenty of divorced dads with daughters. Between my 3 daughters, there are 2 mothers.  Daughters 1 and 2, one...
Why Collaborative Law Makes Sense: “A Better Way to Untie the Knot”

Why Collaborative Law Makes Sense: “A Better Way to Untie the Knot”

The words graceful, healthy and divorce do not go together. The first words clients use to describe the process of divorce are typically words of war: FIGHT, CUSTODY BATTLE, and WINNING. I would like to present a concept to you that is a kinder, gentler way to get...
7 Apps that Help High-Tech Cheating: Affairs on the Smartphone Just Got Easier

7 Apps that Help High-Tech Cheating: Affairs on the Smartphone Just Got Easier

Affairs have only become easier with Smartphones. There are a multitude of apps that facilitate and promote adultery.  The thoughtful development of these apps is disturbing to say the least.  If you discover that your better half is using any of the top 7 cheating...
Mediation: Choosing Not to Shake the Magic 8 Ball at Trial

Mediation: Choosing Not to Shake the Magic 8 Ball at Trial

Every good ending has a hard-won and sometimes difficult beginning. Mediation is no different.  The process of ending a marriage in one day of negotiations is gut-wrenching, tragic and emotionally exhausting.  And I’m just speaking from the perspective of being the...
Be Careful What you Ask For: Why You May Reconsider Giving Your Ex More Time with Your Kids

Be Careful What you Ask For: Why You May Reconsider Giving Your Ex More Time with Your Kids

I am paid to “fight for custody” of children, to represent parents who want the majority of access with their children- sometimes at a great cost. I watch clients walk through divorce and then live out the consequences of their choices.  Many times, clients will not...
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