BLOG

Brainstorming

Brainstorming settlement ideas is a crucial component of the collaborative process. Collaborative practice provides an open environment that encourages everyone on the team to participate. The participants should feel as though their thoughts are being heard and their interests validated. Collaborative professionals will encourage active listening in a casual environment.  The brainstorming step follows the…
Read More

The Opposing Counsel

It’s a funny thing about collaborative cases; we trial lawyers are so accustomed to our secret language that it turns out collaborative practice is not just about making the paradigm shift in our attitudes, but it’s also about making that adjustment in the very language we use when we discuss our cases. Our special shorthand,…
Read More

THE SEVEN BIGGEST DIVORCE MISTAKES #6

When making any major life decision, always get a second opinion! A lawyer should explain the various divorce options available for obtaining that final judgment. But lawyers are human. They have biases. They make mistakes. They want to make money. Always get a second opinion before choosing an attorney. But once you do retain counsel, take…
Read More

How To Deal With Father’s Day Post Divorce

You did it. You finally received a final judgment of dissolution of marriage, restoring you to single status. The moment you had been waiting for while going through such a painful process has finally arrived. Game over. Right? Except that now Father’s Day is coming up and you’re wondering how this first father-centric holiday post…
Read More

How Do Emergency Motions Work?

We’ve all seen the Lifetime movies: a divorced mom’s suburban life is turned upside down when she realizes her ex spouse has taken their child to another country without her consent. Chaos and heartbreak ensues as she tries to get her kid back. If you’re a parent, you can imagine the anguish of a situation…
Read More

Would Moving Out Constitute Abandonment of the Marital Home?

Are you thinking about getting a divorce? Are you worried that if you move out, the Court will conclude that you abandoned the home? That’s a common question that’s often raised in dissolution of marriage cases. Rest assured, just because you relocate does not establish that you’ve abandoned your home. In fact, there’s a presumption…
Read More

Outcomes: Getting What You Want From Your Collaborative Divorce

Exploring Best, Worst, and Most Likely Outcomes When helping clients to reach a fair and equitable (and acceptable) resolution of their divorces, sometimes it is important for them to understand their best, worst, and most likely outcomes in court. This way they can make informed decisions regarding their divorce. BATNA is the Best Alternative to a…
Read More

The Supreme Court of Florida Adopts Collaborative Divorce Rules

What comes to mind when you think about divorce? A sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. Images of screaming spouses. How do we tell the kids? Who will keep the house? What will happen to my retirement account? How did we get to this point? Those unpleasant images are commonly associated with dissolution…
Read More

Why Hiding Assets is Never a Good Idea

Imagine for a moment that you’re seriously considering divorce. You suddenly remember you have a substantial bonus coming up at work. You’re already angry and resentful after years of accumulated frustrations with your spouse. You know the divorce itself can be expensive. Can you think of creative ways so that your bonus isn’t considered as…
Read More

How to Improve Co-Parenting With a Difficult Ex

When you reach that crossroads in your marriage at which you start considering divorce as an option, doubts start creeping in. How do I tell my children? What will people think? I can’t believe this is happening. Once the final judgment of dissolution of marriage is signed by the judge, you feel you can breathe…
Read More

Password Reset
Please enter your e-mail address. You will receive a new password via e-mail.