Monthly Archives: December 2016

5 things you should NOT do in a divorce

Don’t even discuss it with your kids until you have first talked to a counselor and determined the best way to explain it. I have divorced twice and had young kids both times.  They can survive divorce.  They will be sad.  They will play one parent off the other.  They will rebel.  But, they will…
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A change for next year…and the staff screams “yay!”

One reason I started my own firm, after being a partner at a big firm, was that I wanted to work in a close-knit environment. With independence comes risk.  If I fail, my firm fails.  If my staff fails, my firm fails.  If we don’t take care of the clients then the firm fails.  We…
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What’s the best compliment a lawyer can get?

Lawyers don’t get a lot of compliments; we usually don’t deserve them. But it seems to me that the highest professional compliment a lawyer can get is when a former opponent asks you to represent a family member.  I currently represent family members of three defense/insurance lawyers with whom I have had cases.  I have…
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The one thing you can completely control during your divorce

One thing I can say with absolute certainty is that you and your ex can either make your divorce the worst thing to ever happen to your children or you can make it an experience the kids can accept and adjust to without permanent psychological injury. The question is whether both of you (and I…
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