Why You Should Avoid a Courtroom Divorce If You Own a Business

An increasing number of Americans are starting their own businesses, joining the record numbers of Americans who already own and operate businesses. That’s simply the way the American workforce is moving, and on the whole, I believe it’s a positive thing. […]

By | 2016-01-06T02:06:04+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Collaborative Law, Divorce, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why You Should Avoid a Courtroom Divorce If You Own a Business

Finding the Right Divorce Process: It’s Okay to Change Mid-Stream

Some people think that once their divorce is being litigated, or is being mediated, that they’re bound to that decision until the divorce becomes final. And people who think they’re stuck with that first choice might come to regret it. Deciding to litigate a divorce, for example, might feel good in the heat of the [...]

By | 2014-07-16T00:13:09+00:00 July 16th, 2014|Collaborative Law, Divorce, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Finding the Right Divorce Process: It’s Okay to Change Mid-Stream

How to Tell If Your Divorce Lawyer Is A Collaborative Lawyer

One of the most concerning things I’ve found in my years of practicing family law – especially with my decision to move entirely away from litigation – is that not all lawyers who claim to be collaborative lawyers are actually Collaborative lawyers. Some lawyers feel that the word “collaborative” has marketing value, and that it [...]

By | 2014-07-09T00:11:09+00:00 July 9th, 2014|Collaborative Law, Divorce, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Tell If Your Divorce Lawyer Is A Collaborative Lawyer

Bringing Collaborative Law Principles to All Divorces

I’d love to see, at some time in the not-too-distant future, a world in which divorces are primarily settled through Collaborative Law. While that might be challenging – especially for lawyers who pride themselves on the ability to be “bulldogs” – I do think that it is possible for more divorces to bring Collaborative Law [...]

By | 2014-02-24T00:00:03+00:00 February 24th, 2014|Collaborative Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bringing Collaborative Law Principles to All Divorces

Parental Interference in Divorce Cases: What It Is, How to Stop It

One of the most challenging issues in any divorce case is parental interference. When a divorce decree is signed, parents either agree to a time-sharing schedule with their children, or, in litigated cases where they can’t agree to the schedule, cede that decision to a judge who creates a schedule for them. Before a divorce [...]

By | 2014-01-16T23:09:20+00:00 January 16th, 2014|Collaborative Law, Divorce, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Parental Interference in Divorce Cases: What It Is, How to Stop It

New Beginnings: The Transition From Divorce to Co-Parenting

With the start of a new year comes the inevitable set of New Year’s resolutions, and for many of us, the equally inevitable breaking of New Year’s resolutions. The idea behind a New Year’s resolution is based on sound principles – we want to change for the better, we see places in our lives where [...]

By | 2014-01-06T23:04:51+00:00 January 6th, 2014|Collaborative Law, Divorce, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Beginnings: The Transition From Divorce to Co-Parenting

Home(s) for the Holidays: Co-Parenting and Negotiating Holiday Timesharing

One of the most challenging timesharing issues for divorcing parents is where children celebrate the holidays. In Florida’s typical orders for timesharing, children spend Thanksgiving weekend with their mother one year and their father the following year, and alternate the first half and second half of winter break with the parties usually alternating Christmas Eve [...]

By | 2013-12-16T23:14:19+00:00 December 16th, 2013|Collaborative Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Home(s) for the Holidays: Co-Parenting and Negotiating Holiday Timesharing

Why I've Chosen A Less Adversarial Approach to Divorce

I’m starting this blog to articulate something I believe in strongly – that divorce should not be fought in a courtroom. I have been practicing family law for over 25 years and have witnessed first- hand what happens when divorce becomes about winning and losing rather than trying to seek common ground. Courtroom battles can [...]

By | 2013-12-06T01:32:47+00:00 December 6th, 2013|Collaborative Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why I've Chosen A Less Adversarial Approach to Divorce