Category Archives: Collaborative Divorce

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

  • Eat
  • Digest
  • 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