I’ve been working with a group of Collaborative divorce professionals from different disciplines to put together an educational seminar about Divorce Options . Because we are attorneys, mediators, mental health professionals and financial professionals who all practice in the divorce arena, we all know a lot about divorce. However, some jargon is still unfamiliar to each of us. We agree that divorce jargon must be really confusing to those who’ve never been involved … Read More
Rain and Snow are going to come.
I started this series in the middle of a heat wave and here we are again in another heat wave. The subject of this blog was supposed to be about “Into each life a little rain must fall.” I wish some rain would fall on this 96°day. And when it finally does, I will be thankful for:
- the heavenly smell after a rain shower
- rainbows that accompany rain
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Improve your soil
Just as it is impossible to grow a beautiful garden in sand or clay, it is impossible to live a beautiful, rich life if you don’t give yourself the opportunity to grow. Start where you are, with what you have to work with, and then add to it.
To improve clay soil, you must add organic material and continue to add more as it decays. The organic matter adds nutrients to the … Read More
Use the right tools for the job
There are many tools you can use to have the most successful divorce. Just like you wouldn’t use a snow shovel to dig out a dandelion, you don’t have to fight it out in court to have the best divorce. (I found almost 300 results for “dandelion digger” on Amazon.)
When you and your soon to be ex (stbx) agree on most things, using an attorney who wants … Read More
Planning a successful garden is a lot like planning a successful Divorce.
One summer day several years ago I decided to rip out the bonsai bushes in my front yard. I didn’t know what I wanted to replace them – I just knew they had to go. (And you can see why.) So I started hacking away. As soon as they were gone, I went to the garden center and bought a bunch of pretty, … Read More
Plan for the Best Divorce Possible
It’s Springtime in the Rockies – that means snow one day and 90° temps the next. When the days start to get longer, and the daffodils start to bloom I want to start working in my garden. While contemplating life, at the Denver Botanic Gardens last week, I thought about the similarities between divorce and gardening. No really, hear me out…
For planning a successful divorce as in planning
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Set Your Priorities
Someone told me recently, “There are no excuses or even reasons – just priorities.” He said he knew 3 things that I would do tomorrow no matter what. hmm OK – what are they? He said “I know tomorrow you will
- Go to the bathroom “
He’s right. I always make time for those 3 things even if I don’t make time for anything else. Granted, I don’t have to … Read More
Top 3 Divorce Settlement Mistakes
After the decree is final it’s too late to change the divorce settlement. Please let me help you make smart choices based on good information. These are the top 3 mistakes you want to avoid:
#3 – The settlement doesn’t take the tax impact into effect!
Really? We all know that Uncle Sam will take as much as he can get. DO NOT agree to a divorce settlement without knowing … Read More
Top 5 Ways to Save Money During Divorce
Couples who can work together in their divorce can save big on legal fees. Any money you save on legal fees is money you may get to keep.
- Don’t use your attorney as the channel for communication. Use your attorney for understanding the law and how it applies in your case. An attorney is too expensive to use for figuring out who is going to pick the
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