Archive for April 2017

The Collaborative Corner

Confidentiality Of Documents in the Collaborative Process Our clients often choose the collaborative process to resolve their divorce issues because they value the confidentiality and privacy that the process promises. However, the practical considerations to ensure that the client’s agreement and financial documents are kept confidential can be difficult. A court’s local rules or the…

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Is On-line Dating During Your Divorce A Good Idea?

  To Advise or Not to Advise?  Client Use of  On-Line Dating Platforms during Divorce. One of the first things that we, as lawyers, tell our clients when they begin their divorce is to limit their social media activity and to be mindful of what they post. As technology continues to evolve, it becomes tougher…

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Is There Anything You Can Do To Save Your Marriage?

Movies, as well as books, have a way of making ordinary moments seem relatable. Remember on The Breakup, when Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn had that blowup argument that ended their relationship? Think about the last time you were angry with your spouse. Were you mad because you’re always the one who’s cleaning up after…

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Why Offer Unbundled Services?

Unbundled legal services is a form of limited legal representation. Think of offering such services as offering your clients an a la carte menu of services. It gives your clients more control of their cases, which typically leads to happier clients. If you offer this choice, your clients only hire you and pay you for…

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How Will The Divorce Process Affect Your Children?

Do you remember the movie about Joan Crawford’s life, Mommy Dearest? This is what uncontrolled anger does to people. For those of us looking in, we can see the damage it causes; but for the person experiencing it, it creates a blind rage that prevents them from seeing the bigger picture. Think about a time…

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Collaborative Roadmap Or Settlement Offer?

Collaborative Roadmap or Settlement Offer? The leader of a collaborative practice group wrote to me the other day, complaining that her membership suffered from a pervasive and insidious problem. She asked for my advice. When she elaborated, she explained that the lawyers in her group have difficulty making “the paradigm shift”: These guys approach the…

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Holding on to Hope During the Divorce Process

When Gwyneth Paltrow talked about her “conscious uncoupling” from Coldplay’s front man, Chris Martin, there was a nationwide collective eye roll. However, the end of her marriage never became tabloid fodder, such as what happened with other contentious, high-profile celebrity divorces. Even while going through one of the most difficult times of her life, she remained…

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Entitled To The Parents

“Your children deserve to know their mother, no matter who she is. For all you know, one of them will be the next Sigmund Freud, because of her. Don’t deny them that.” I went to the doctor today for my bursitis. My husband had researched stem cell therapy and recommended this facility, high on the…

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