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Time Heals

Find An Alternative Way To Divorce I’ve said it so many times . . . there is magic in the collaborative process. Unlike during my vast experience in litigation, I witness magic often in my collaborative cases. Take my recent collaboration in which I represented Jessica. During a heated argument, her husband, Mike had hit …

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Grandparents’ Rights

The Fight for Grandparents’ Visitation Rights Should grandparents have visitation rights to their grandchildren? Many say they should. After all, a divorce limits both parents’ time with their shared children, and this can therefore mean that a grandparent, who once was close to her grandchildren, is denied any relationship with them at all. Many grandparents …

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Create a Family Mission Statement to Strengthen Your Relationship

Mission Possible, Your Family A family mission statement is a description of a family’s reason for existing. It explains your family’s purpose, goals, and standards. Your family mission statement should be a unified expression of all the members of your family. Sharing a vision bonds people. So why should mission statements be just for businesses? …

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Why Are We So Stressed? Floridian’s Stress Levels Rank High.

Floridians’ Stress Levels Rank High Among U.S. States According to a recent study by WalletHub, Florida is the 11th most stressed state in the country. But there’s more to this story. In determining stress levels, researchers analyzed the following criteria: average hours of work per week, the percentage of adults getting adequate sleep, percentage of …

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No Kids, Thanks

I’ve never wanted children, as far back as I can recall. As a kid, I did play with names for “my twins,” like Dennis and Denise, Michael and Michaela, and Joseph and Josephine. And I played with dolls, but never as though they were my children, rather as though they were me and my sisters, …

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Just Because Your Marriage Doesn’t Work Doesn’t Mean Your Family Can’t

Learn more about collaborative divorce. Follow Open Palm Law. Facebook-f Twitter Linkedin-in Youtube Need advice now? Contact Joryn! About this week’s author, Joryn Jenkins. Joryn, attorney and Open Palm Founder, began her own firm here in Tampa after a 14-year career in law, two of which she served as a professor of law at Stetson …

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Note Taking – First Collaborative Divorce Team Meeting (MD)

I was recently invited to be part of a collaborative divorce team as the notetaker. Here’s what I learned:   I have become familiar with the collaborative divorce process over the last few months, discussing how the process unfolds with clients and our lawyers and working with clients as we prepared them for their meetings, …

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