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Divorce Advice for the Do-It-Yourselfer

Divorce Advice for the Do-It-Yourselfer Where do you turn to for divorce advice when you’re doing it yourself? In the United Kingdom, legal professionals may be either solicitors or barristers. Solicitors provide legal advice and support to their clients. They prepare paperwork and negotiate matters for their clients. While some may represent their clients in…

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Online Dating After Divorce

When a person gets divorced, there is a pendulum of emotions that comes with accompanies the idea of dating. These emotions are based on many things. For example, what type of marriage you had, what type of divorce you had, if you have children, how old they are, how much time has passed since you…

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Five Facts You May Not Know About Same Sex Adoption In Florida

In 2010, Florida’s Third District Held the Law Banning LBGT Adoption Unconstitutional. In 1977, Florida’s legislature banned same sex marriage and adoption. The Florida statute was the only one in the country to explicitly ban gay men and lesbians from adopting children. This thirty-three-year-old law was repealed in 2010, making Florida the last state to…

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The Collaborative Law of the Few

Creating Our Collaborative Tipping Point: How to Exercise the Law of the Few.  The Law of the Few is the idea that 80% of the work will be performed by 20% of the participants. So what does the “Law of the Few” have to do with the collaborative community? I’m glad you asked.  That’s where…

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Be Careful What You Say During The Courtroom Divorce Process.

Don’t Tell Your Clients Anything You Don’t Want to be Repeated. Courtroom divorce proceedings are stressful enough without personal attacks between attorneys. My client was the wife in a hotly contested divorce that I had inherited from another attorney. Her franchise attorney had referred her to me, specifically in the hope “you can get this…

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Why Create a Collaborative Mission Statement?

A mission statement provides direction, focus, and accountability, not just for you, but for your team. While mission statements are most commonly utilized by businesses to guide employees in the goals and ideals of the business, a mission statement will also be useful in a collaborative leader’s personal life to remind you of what is…

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The Seasons of Relationships

“There are many seasons in all relationships. Some are easy to get through; some you have to push through.” Here in Florida, we are in the middle of what is known as “Hurricane Season.” Six months of the year, we must be prepared for a hurricane to sweep through our community. Some years, there are…

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Hurricanes and Divorces

Getting ready for the Divorce Hurricane. What 6 Preparatory Steps Should You Take? This week, one week after Hurricane Harvey hung over Houston, the entire State of Florida prepared for Hurricane Irma, the largest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. People were terrified by the devastation that this powerful storm could bring to their…

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Words Matter

  “Words matter. They’re contagious. And hopeful words infect people.” -Angela Maiers My girlfriend asks me what brand of eyeliner I use. I can’t remember that kind of stuff so I tell her it’s purple and I think it’s oil-based because you smear it with a brush after you stroke it on. She asks me again…

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Don’t UnJoy Your Road Trip!

My husband and I recently took a road trip from Tampa to Houston. My daughter moved there recently and was dying for us to come visit. I personally was dying to relocate Flo, her beloved rabbit, who had lived with us for the past two years, inside my tidy little home in her big old…

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