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A Sincere Apology… I’ve been lazy

I feel the need to send an apology to my readers and come clean. I’ve been lazy.  I just checked my website/blog and realized that I haven’t posted since last July.  That’s unacceptable and just shouldn’t happen.  Not that I should use my...

Why Collaborative Divorce Works

One of my biggest pet-peeves is when another lawyer tells me that Collaborative Divorce won’t work. Don’t tell that to Cat J. Zavis.  Cat presented a seminar that I attended this past week on how Non-Violent Communication can help resolve Family Law Cases,...

Texas says that Gay couples can’t divorce… Huh?

A Texas Court of Appeals has ruled that District Court Judge Tena Callahan had no jurisdiction to divorce  a gay couple that was legally married in Massachusetts in 2006. I will put aside the legal argument that this is a clear violation of the equal protection clause...

Is Divorce Contagious?

If you get divorced, does that mean that someone else in your social network is likely to split from their spouse?  Not only did Al and Tipper Gore call it quits recently, but their eldest daughter, Karenna Gore Schiff, announced Wednesday that she is separating from...

Al Gore and Tipper to Separate after 40 years

This week Al and Tipper Gore made a shocking announcement – they were splitting up after 40 years of marriage.  This is particularly shocking because of the length of the marriage.  According to this article on CNN.com, most couples seek a divorce during the...

Tiger and Elin to Divorce?

Coming as no surprise to anyone, it appears that Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren are definitely heading for divorce.  The Huffington Post today reported that a divorce is “100% happening.” I for one am surprised that this didn’t happen earlier.  It is...