Over-Giving

Over-Giving: New Year, New Life Series Opposites attract, as the old saying goes.  European Society of Human Genetics has even found scientific evidence as to why this occurs.  Apparently, if we’re in our child-bearing years, we look for partners who are different from us to expand the genetic building blocks for the benefit of our[…]

Control, Confidence and Closure | 2016 Divorcing Divas Conference

Control, Confidence and Closure | 2016 Divorcing Divas Conference Divorcing Divas provides encouragement, inspiration, and empowerment to women who are considering divorce, getting divorced, or are divorced. Join us for our 8th annual conference! 8:00  –  Registration and Vendor Booths 9:00  –  Continental Breakfast and Opening Remarks 10:00  –  Breakout 1 11:00  –  Breakout 2 12:15  –  Lunch 1:45  –  Breakout 3 2:45  –[…]

To Spank or Not to Spank

TO SPANK or NOT TO SPANK Research and Thoughts About Corporal Punishment as Discipline As a kid, were you ever spanked, slapped or swatted as a form of discipline?  Did you get the belt when Dad came home?  Was your mouth ever washed out with soap?  Were you whipped with a switch?  If you were,[…]

Love the Life You Have

Did you end up someplace you never anticipated? Maybe you were divorced after more than 20 years of marriage or are unexpectedly childless? Perhaps you are moving and living someplace totally unanticipated or discovering a new career after decades doing something else?  Are you finding yourself at mid-life with many of your dreams yet unrealized?[…]

Using the Golden Rule for a Wise Divorce

My recent Facebook post featuring a quote by Catherine Ponder raised a few eyebrows and even drew an expletive as a comment!  If you missed it, here’s the quote: “If you have to force someone or something into your life, that is not part of your good.  What you have to fight to get, you[…]

All Assets Are Not Created Equal!

During divorce, you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse will need to identify all of your assets, value them, and figure out how to allocate them (that is, determining who gets what). As a part of this, you will need to decide upon the assets you would prefer to have, as well as the assets you are[…]

Are You Headed For Divorce?

Not everyone who comes into my office is destined for divorce. In fact, many people make an initial consultation to learn more about the process so that they can decide between whether to divorce or to stay in the marriage. What I’ve learned over the years is that most people don’t understand what makes a marriage[…]