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Alec Baldwin was recently asked by Ana Sale, host of WNYC Public Radio’s Death, Sex & Money, “At this point in your life, if a buddy comes to you and says ‘I love my kids. I think my marriage is breaking up.’ What’s the advice that you give him?” His answer: “Find a way that […]

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One of the worst outcomes in a divorce is when a child resists or refuses to be with one of the parents. To be rejected by your child is horrible. It creates a tremendous amount of anguish in the rejected parent and research has shown that, in the long run, the rejecting child will suffer […]

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I was recently reminded of the conversation Alice had with the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland by a person who decided to litigate his divorce without understanding the consequences. Alice asked, “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” The Cat answered, “That depends a good deal on where […]

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If all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail. – Abraham H. Maslow When the hammer of justice strikes in the context of divorce litigation, destruction of a family in transition can often be the unnecessary, unintended and undesirable result. The legal system is designed to produce a winner and a loser, […]

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Angelina Jolie has started to talk about the stress of her divorce with Brad Pitt and how they are going through the process. Angelina’s goals for her family are much the same as they are with Collaborative Divorce. As reported in the Los Angeles Times, Jolie said, “We are a family, and we always will […]

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Do you really want to know why traditional litigation should be avoided by divorcing couples? Here are actual accounts given by people who made the wrong choice and went to court: “JUDGE X has ruined my children’s lives and made mine extraordinarily difficult.  She listened to NONE of the important testimony, read NONE of the […]

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After eight years of marriage, Congressman and former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has filed for divorce from his second wife, Carole. In an article in the Tampa Bay Times it was reported that the Congressman’s divorce filing stated that he anticipated a “collaborative law process” in which the divorce would be settled without antagonistic court […]

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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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