Tag Archives: children

Back to School Tips for Divorced Families

No matter how old your kids are or how many times you’ve been through it all as a parent, there is anxiety mixed with anticipation as kids head back to school this fall. Mixed feelings are natural at this time of year. There is extra stress and brand new school-related issues to deal with if you are newly divorced. Who… Read More

Don’t Divorce Alone: It Takes A Village

by Myra Chack Fleischer, CFL-S, Fleischer & Ravreby As we start a new year, it is natural to take stock of your life and look for ways to improve your situation. Sometimes, this means facing the reality that a divorce is necessary for your emotional and sometimes financial health. January is the month with the most new divorce filings all… Read More

Is Mediation or Litigation the Right Choice for My Divorce?

by Julia Garwood, Attorney at Law Family Law, Mediation and Collaborative Divorce Garwood Family Law and Mediation When heading toward the end of a marriage, many people ask what the difference is between divorce mediation and litigation. And beyond that, which one is right for them. There are numerous differences between divorce mediation and litigation, however the primary three include… Read More

Don’t Trash Talk Your Ex: Staying Civil After Divorce

Among the many significant benefits of collaborative divorce is providing a framework for respectful, civil discussion between spouses about difficult issues. By remaining civil, emotional stress is lessened on everyone in the family, especially the children. Once the divorce is final, parents need to continue those respectful communication practices as they work together to raise their children. The positive aspects… Read More

Your Brain on Collaborative Divorce

By Garrison “Bud” Klueck Americans of a certain age likely recall a memorable TV commercial.  The TV image is that of someone breaking an egg.  The voice-over announcer says “This is your brain.”  It then cuts to a very hot frying pan sizzling.  The egg is dropped into the pan, where it rapidly fried.  The voiceover says “This is your… Read More

Five Tips For Successfully Negotiating Your Divorce

by Michele Sacks Lowenstein, Attorney, California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist, Lowenstein Brown, A.P.L.C. Trying to negotiate a divorce in a conference room with either a mediator or two attorneys is hard work. However, the result can be worthwhile if you bear in mind that you are a parent forever and the story of your divorce will, ultimately, be… Read More

Divorce (Without The Court): Reasons To Choose Collaborative Divorce

The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas recently held its annual conference in Dallas. As part of the conference, a panel of collaborative divorce practitioners participated in a discussion on KERA Public Radio in North Texas. It is an illuminating discussion we found worth sharing with you. The discussion identifies three main reasons people seek a Collaborative Divorce. Please listen to… Read More

Broken Trust: Advice About Estate Planning During A Divorce

by Meredith L. Brown, Esq. Brown & Brown Many couples prepare Wills and Trusts in connection with a happy life event, such as the birth of a child. Frequently these documents are placed in a safe deposit box, never to be updated or even thought about again. When the unfortunate life event of divorce happens, couples often opt to defer… Read More

Collaborative Divorce Can Help You Capitalize on the Holiday Season Spirit

by Colleen A. Warren, Esq. Certified Legal Specialist – Family Law, LEWIS, WARREN & SETZER, LLP What did you do during the holiday season? Most of us enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Many people put their differences aside during the holidays and attempted to live together harmoniously for the sake of the children or their family, or to… Read More

Collaborative Divorce Offers Alternatives to “Divorce Corp.” Documentary

January 20, 2014 Contact: Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR 619-997-2495 or gayle@falconvalleygroup.com   (SAN DIEGO) – The release of the new documentary film “Divorce Corp.” has generated renewed attention and focus on family law court proceedings involving divorce, child custody and child support issues across the United States.  While the film offers a critique of the way that divorce is commonly… Read More