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, including Collaborative Divorces. The seminar was organized by Mark Springfield, a fellow … Read more

Child Custody in Cary

I just finished watching another heart-breaking loss by my favorite professional football team – but what has me torn up more than that was how one of the announcers was telling the story of one of the players and what a great person he was be cause he just finished a two year custody battle … Read more

No Court Divorce: Less Stress, Happier Kids… a better way

Yesterday morning I attended a “calendar call” in a domestic relations courtroom in Wake County.  This is a scheduled court appearance for every attorney and litigant that has a hearing or trial scheduled in front of that particular judge for the entire week.  It is an opportunity for the judge to call each case and … Read more

Collaborative Divorce – Is it right for you?

I have been an advocate of the collaborative method of resolving divorces ever since I practiced in Florida.  As a graduate of a law school (Ohio State) that has a top dispute resolution program, I developed a keen awareness that litigation is not always the best way to resolve a dispute – especially a divorce. … Read more

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 her husband after 13 years of marriage and her … Read more