Collaborative Divorce Articles

Ten Tips for Co-Parenting

Ten Tips for Co-Parenting

Today’s world presents many unnecessary stressors on children. For example, children should not have additional stress in their life from the two people they love and admire the most, their mother and father. These ten tips should help you co-parent in a more...

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Co-Parenting and Collaborative Law

Co-Parenting and Collaborative Law

The phrase “Co-parenting and Collaborative Law” has a nice ring to it. But how does the collaborative process facilitate co-parenting? Does the collaborative process actually facilitate co-parenting at all? Co-parenting after divorce is difficult for most couples....

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Co-Parenting and Collaborative Law

Co-Parenting and Collaborative Law

The phrase “Co-parenting and Collaborative Law” has a nice ring to it. But how does the collaborative process facilitate co-parenting? Does the collaborative process actually facilitate co-parenting at all? Co-parenting after divorce is difficult for most couples....

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The Pros and Cons of Collaborative Divorce

The Pros and Cons of Collaborative Divorce

For couples contemplating divorce, collaborative divorce can be an attractive approach to respectfully resolve their differences without going to trial. Often, it is also less adversarial, more economical, and holds the potential of a more expedient resolution. And,...

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How To Hire The Right Divorce Attorney For You

How To Hire The Right Divorce Attorney For You

Now that the difficult decision has been made to divorce, the time has come to find the right attorney who will guide you through the challenges you are about to face. At a minimum, you need this person to have the knowledge and experience to advise you through this...

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Common Parenting Time Configurations

It can be helpful to have a starting place when beginning your “parenting plan writing” process. Gone are the days of assuming that one parent gets every other weekend and Wednesdays. Thankfully, the family law industry is moving in a much more equitable (and healthy)...

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How Do We Tell Our Kids?

How Do We Tell Our Kids?

One of the most common concerns parents have as they approach divorce and separation is this: “What should we tell the kids, and how should we tell them?”  Telling your children that you are separating or getting divorced can cause enormous feelings of guilt and...

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Parenting Planning: Things to Be Aware Of

Parenting Planning: Things to Be Aware Of

When it comes time to begin building out your parenting plan, the possible combinations of choices are literally endless. Here are just some of the topics that you’ll need to discuss and agree upon:  Parenting time ratios – 50/50? 60/40?Parenting time logistics –...

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What is Co-Parenting and Why Do You Have to Do It?

What is Co-Parenting and Why Do You Have to Do It?

Having and raising children is a challenge.  Having to co-parent children during separation or divorce can feel impossible.  Children see and hear the sadness and anger taking place around them.  Parents don’t always think about what is in the best interests of the...

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Divorce: Dividing the House and Other Assets

Divorce: Dividing the House and Other Assets

Psychiatrists and psychologists rank divorce as the second most stressful life event behind the death of a spouse. In a divorce, one of the most frustrating parts of the process involves the division of the family’s assets. Both spouses are concerned about how they...

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Child Custody Disputes-The Saddest Battle

Child Custody Disputes-The Saddest Battle

One of my favorite assignments as a board-certified family lawyer was being chosen by a family court judge to represent a child whose parents were divorcing.  The reason the courts appoint attorneys for children whose parents cannot agree on post-divorce care and...

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Five Self-Care Tips for  Clients During a Divorce

Five Self-Care Tips for Clients During a Divorce

Divorce is often described as one of the most stressful events of any person’s life, right up there with the death of a loved one.  And it is the “death” of a relationship which was initially intended to last a lifetime.   Even for the spouse who has decided the...

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Pre-Divorce Financial Checklist

Pre-Divorce Financial Checklist

It’s no secret that a divorce can be tough. There are emotional, financial and legal issues to consider. Before you decide to move forward with your divorce, it’s important to go through a pre-divorce financial checklist. Doing this will make it easier when the time...

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