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“I cannot tell I lie – I chopped down the cherry tree.” It would have been easier for George Washington to deny chopping down the cherry tree. However, this legendary story is designed to show us the strength of character that enabled George Washington to lead both the American Revolution and our nation as its […]

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Bethenny Frankel, of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” has been embroiled in a bitter divorce battle with ex-husband Jason Hoppy.  Their four-year, contentious dispute included a parenting fight, maintenance (alimony), and an apartment Bethenny bought in 2014 during their legal battle which commenced in 2012. Bethenny Frankel is just one of the many […]

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I can’t find my Valentine. It’s not that she is actually lost. She goes to bed and wakes up next to me, but our love is lost. Over the years it was replaced by anger and resentment and that has recently become bitterness. We have tried marriage counseling, but this hasn’t helped. I have finally […]

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Some people may be out for themselves; to score a win at the other person’s expense. This can happen in a divorce or in other types of dispute or conflicts. Strategies in a conflict may include making false claims or false counter-claims. Thus, one technique is to deny the claims of the other party and […]

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Jan 6, 2017BY: Harriette Steinberg
IN: Is Collaborative for You?

Divorce: Finding the Right Process

Until recently, when people thought of divorce, the litigation model was their only choice. In this model, finding the best advocate often amounted to finding the professional who pursued a client’s positions no matter the cost and often to the destruction of the financial interests and future relationships of their clients and family. How many […]

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Being with your children becomes much more complex after a divorce. When time will the children be with you, and when will the children be with your ex-spouse? How do you want to deal with these issues? Will you and your ex-spouse make the plans or are you going to leave decisions like these to […]

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In his TED Talk, What I learned from 100 days of rejection, author, blogger, and entrepreneur Jia Jiang, tells of his quest to overcome his fear of the rejection that began when he was as a six-year-old in Beijing, China. Jiang is the owner of Rejection Therapy, a website that provides inspiration, knowledge and products for people to […]

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Divorcing your spouse doesn’t necessarily mean you have to divorce your business partner. When couples who are in business together get divorced, their first inclination is that they are going to have to divorce as business partners as well. Negotiations surrounding the dissolution of the business oftentimes get more contentious then the parties divorce proceedings […]

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I’m at Thanksgiving Dinner with my family and it’s so sad because my kids aren’t here. This is the first Thanksgiving Holiday since the divorce, and it’s my ex-spouse’s year for the kids. This got me thinking what I am thankful for about the divorce. I’m so happy we were able to agree on getting […]

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We’ve heard these words a lot recently. When I hear them from a spouse who is surprised about the other asking for a divorce it often means he or she was not paying attention — or did not realize how serious the other’s complaints were. To paraphrase a quote I heard about the election: the […]

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