Why is it Taking so Long?

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There’s more to a divorce than the start and finish. In many divorces, one party is much readier to finish the process than the spouse is.  Usually, that party has been thinking about and planning for the divorce quietly for a long time. The ready party often becomes very anxious to get through the process and start a new single …

The Top 5 Fears about Collaborative Law*

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*and why you shouldn’t worry!Fears often have a major impact on how people make decisions. In an ideal world, decisions would follow a careful analysis of a situation and would include a consideration of the possible costs and benefits of a course of action. Unfortunately, such analysis takes time and effort, and many people succumb to the easier and quicker …

You Gotta Ask Yourself, “Do I Feel Lucky Today?”

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Clint Eastwood, in his Dirty Harry movie, had the famous line about whether you feel lucky, …”you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? ” Luck is, of course, relative. What’s lucky for you may have a bad effect for someone else. Many people believe that you make your own luck and that luck is a result …

Divorce is Bad for the Environment

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A recent story in the Los Angeles Times reported on a study done by Jianguo Liu, an ecologist at the Michigan State University, on the effects of divorce on the environment. He noted that people in divorced households spent an average of 46% more on electric power and 56% more on water. Although he made some valid points about divorce …

Where to Turn for Help After It’s Over

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Once a divorce or other family law matter is completed, the parties usually begin to feel a sense of relief. Sometimes the case has been bitter and hard-fought, and other times the case may have been rather amicable or even tedious, but the case is rarely completely over. There always seem to be loose ends, unanticipated wrinkles and nagging questions. …