worried man

Magic II

Sharing a secret happens more often than you would think in the collaborative divorce process, in which we have two folks parting ways. Perhaps they’re parting ways because one of them withheld a secret and now wants to unburden himself.

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baby dragon

Magic I

Magic! It permeates my life. It’s why the collaborative divorce process has affected me so deeply. I talk a lot about the fact that my parents were divorced when I was seven and about how my mother loaded us kids into the van and moved us 3000 miles across the country.

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The Break-Up Loop

I am an Enneagram Three (“The Achiever”) with a four-wing (“The Professional”). From a psychological perspective, this means that I thrive when people give me specific feedback.

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college graduates

The Celebration

I was reading a novel (about a magician) the other day and happened upon an incident in which the hero mentions that he doesn’t really believe in ostentatious ceremonies. His mentor, in celebrating his protégé’s achievement of the rank of magician, responds.

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Fund Your Freedom Divorce

Funding Your Freedom

How’s this for a concept? New Chapter Capital offers “divorce financing assistance.” This company provides funds to people caught up in divorce proceedings across the nation.

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Podium

Fear of Speaking

When I was just fifteen, my stepfather notified us that he had been transferred and we would be moving, again. Instead of spending my senior year in yet another new high school .

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Close Up Of Hands

The Power of an Apology

I’ve learned so much in my collaborative practice. Unexpectedly, once in a while now, a client begs me to co-counsel . . . with her trial lawyer. These clients come to me.

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A family is split up after a divorce

Divorce Without Destruction

If you ever watched the Oscar-award winning movie Juno, you might recall Husband Jason Bateman suggesting, “We can get a collaborative divorce. I hear it’s all the rage.”

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Can You Believe There’s a Divorce Bet Calculator?

The Couple I Thought Would Never Make It I remember, shortly after law school, I attended the wedding of one of my classmates. He and …

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