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Divorce

Working For Free

By now, you’ve realized the value of setting up a collaborative pro bono project in your hometown. It’s an amazing way to get the word out into your community while also affording newly-trained collaborative professionals.

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Divorce

Tips For Working With Free Help

By now, you’ve realized the value of setting up a collaborative pro bono project in your hometown. You may want to consider the value, too, of partnering with your local law school to afford, not just your newly-trained collaborative professionals their first.

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Relationships

The Art of Racing in the Rain

One of my favorite books ever (which is saying a lot; I have so many on my list that I’ve got three different lists now!) is a book by a dog. It was a Friday when I had lunch with a girlfriend who said, “You have to read this book . . . .”

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Relationships

Living On Zoom

I got a phone call early this morning from my court reporter. “That’s unusual!“ I thought, although I was feeling perky so “What’s up?” is what came out of my mouth.

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Relationships

Mental Block I

We all suffer from mental blocks at one time or another. What is a “mental block,” you ask? I don’t recall even thinking about that catchphrase since explaining it to my daughter to help her deal with the wall she had hit trying to complete a project for girl scouts, years ago.

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Collaborative Practice

It All Starts With “Hello”

Historians believe the first war in recorded history occurred in 2,700 B.C. between the Sumer and Elam civilizations of Mesopotamia, though I suspect a great number of battles occurred before then.

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Relationships

Connect

I’ve known Brian and his wife, Patrice, far longer than I’ve known his cousin, my husband, Todd, despite that they live in Boca Raton and I reside in Tampa. I was dating a lawyer here in Tampa before I met Todd.

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LeeAnn Renninger
Divorce

How To Give Your Divorce Team Feedback

I sit with couples at my conference (f/k/a dining) room table while one of them sobs. The wife desperately tries to change her husband’s mind after he’s decided to pursue their divorce.

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Divorce

Being Social

Blake Coleman worked as my associate for three years straight out of law school. One day, out of the blue, he gave me notice, “I can’t do this anymore. I’ve got to try something new. It’s just too hard doing this work when you’re suffering through your own divorce!”

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