Joryn Jenkins

Mine!

Mine! There’s a fabulous scene in the movie, Finding Nemo when the seagulls are introduced. They’re squabbling, en masse, over what they think is food, and, as they swoop in and try to grab it, they shout “Mine!” “Mine!” “Mine!” “Mine!” As I write this, I can still hear those screaming seagulls in my head, …

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Post-Divorce Planning Checklist (When You Receive Your Final Judgment)

Post-Divorce Planning Checklist (When You Receive Your Final Judgment) Once your divorce is finally over, whether it took four years or four weeks, the relief you will feel is tremendous. But you can’t let it overwhelm your better sense. It is very likely that your attorney sent you a letter, reminding you of the tasks …

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Pre-Divorce Planning Checklist (Before Speaking To An Attorney)

Pre-Divorce Planning Checklist (Before Speaking To An Attorney) When clients come in to consult me for the first time, it is unusual (although not unheard of!) that both parties don’t already know that divorce is in the works. Sometimes they’ve been pondering whether divorce is the answer for some time. If so, it is likely …

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Divorce Ceremonies

Divorce Ceremonies What are ceremonies, generally speaking? Why do we have them? When do we have them? What do they accomplish, if anything? These questions were brought clearly to my mind when my client, in her collaborative divorce matter, informed me, just before we signed the marital settlement agreement, that she wanted to bring the …

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Elements of an Apology

Elements of an Apology Oops, you made your way into the doghouse once again. Whether it was for something (you think of as) minimal, like coming home late from work, again (amidst the Coronavirus, mind you; the audacity!), or more extreme, like reaching out to your high school sweetheart, it is now time to apologize. …

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