Tag Archives: collaborative divorce

Mid-Life Crises Are Commonly Seen in Gray Divorces

Man sitting down with his head down.

When gray divorces occur, we often discover there’s “a lot of water under the bridge.” One of those “waters” could be one or more of the couple is experiencing a mid-life crisis. A mid-life crisis can occur in marriages for many reasons. Couples may: Drift emotionally apart since the children have come of age Feel […]

Financial Transparency with the Collaborative Divorce Process

Woman calculating finances.

Over the past 16 years as an attorney, I have experienced many high-level litigated divorces. I have seen firsthand how court divorces divide and destroy families, most often leaving deep emotional and financial scars that are carried throughout the rest of the lives of a divorced couple. It is so disheartening to see this happen […]

Traditional vs. Collaborative Prenups

Prenuptial Agreement and money

When a couple decides they would like to get married, sometimes a pre-nuptial agreement is needed because of the couple’s complex pre-marital financial landscape. Prenups in the traditional sense are created without the signing partner’s input and are often slanted to benefit its creator and not the signee. This creates a competitive and adversarial environment […]

How Living Through Divorce as a Child Shaped this Attorney’s Future in Collaborative Divorce

Sad child with parents that are mad at each other.

By Lynette Kim My interest in family law and the collaborative divorce process came to be partially because of personal experiences as a child during my parents’ divorce process.  Unfortunately, my parents’ divorce was not amicable.  While living in South Korea, my parents separated when I was 10 years old.  My mom and I moved to […]

Working Through Parental Alienation Using Collaborative Divorce

Father holding childs hand.

When you and your spouse are divorcing, emotions usually run hot and fast for many situations and sometimes parental alienation can occur. Parental Alienation is defined as a family dynamic in which one parent (often referred to as the favored parent or the alienating parent) has attempted to undermine a child’s relationship with the other […]

Confidentiality of the Collaborative Process – Even Financial Agreements

Man holding up paper that says confidential.

Are you finding yourself starting down the divorce road? If so, one of the initial thoughts that you are most likely wrestling with is how your private family information, such as your financial information, will be handled concerning privacy, transparency, and confidentiality while the divorce terms are being agreed upon and well into the future […]

Keeping Peace With Your Ex During the Holidays

Snow background with silver ornaments

Under normal circumstances, the holidays can increase our emotional stressors and tension levels for many reasons. Just the simple factor of the extra hustle and bustle can be enough to rob us of the “merry” moments. But when you add on the layer of divorce – it’s understandable why emotions run high during the holiday […]

How To Get Through the First Holiday During Your Divorce

Woman holding holiday lights

The first time you go through the holidays during a divorce can be an agonizing experience. All the traditions and schedules you have created feel like they have been turned upside down and left in pieces in your heart. Experts feel the emotions you feel during a marital separation can be similar to what people […]