Book Review – Crazy Time

I highly recommend this book to people in the early stages of learning about the divorce that is barreling down the highway towards them. Crazy time, as the title suggests, acknowledges the craziness that can be divorce. This book focuses on the different stages of the process and the different ways for dealing with those […]

Book Review – How Full is your Bucket?

The premise of this book is that we will achieve greater results from employees by focusing on the employee’s strengths, rather than their weaknesses.  The thing I like about this book is that the concept is simple.  The authors know the concept is simple and instead of writing the same thing repeatedly, like some authors […]

Book Review – Parents are Forever

Parents are Forever presents a great concept for co-parenting.  It uses the analogy of owning a business together with your partner to show how people should co-parent.  Parents who work together to care for their children after divorce become co-parents.  No matter how ex-spouses feel about each other personally, co-parents who want to be successful […]

Book Review – Splitting

This book was given to me by a client.  The client felt this book was helpful to her in navigating her case with her husband, whom she believes to be suffering from borderline narcissistic personality disorder. Splitting is a term used to describe a defense mechanism universally seen in people with Borderline and Narcissistic Personality […]

Book Review – Two Homes

Clients often come to me before they have told anyone what they are going through, and that includes their children.  Clients often ask me how to have the divorce discussion with their children.  My answer is that it depends how old their children are and what the maturity level of their children is.  One option […]

Book Review- UnFu*k YOURSELF

Change starts within you.  That is the premise of this book.  There are some great takeaways from this book.  One of which is that it IS the power of the mind to be unconquerable.  We are wired to win, and we win at what we want to win at.  The only way to do this […]

Mediation and Arbitration

Mediation and Arbitration We get a lot of questions about arbitration and mediation.  There are many differences between arbitration and mediation.  One difference is that arbitration is binding while mediation is an agreement between the parties and is not binding or enforceable unless and until the agreement is made an order of the court.  In […]

Debt Collection: Being held liable for another’s debt

Debt Collection: Being held liable for another’s debt A spouse can be held liable for the other’s medical bills if the following factors apply: 1) the patient spouse is unable to pay 2) the non-patient spouse is able to pay If the above factors are shown, the non-patient spouse may be held liable for the patient spouse’s medical […]

Creativity within the Legal Profession

Creativity within the Legal Profession: A seasoned attorney once told me that there is no place for creativity within the legal profession.  This view may explain why many attorneys, even younger ones, embrace the traditional approach to the profession.  You can see traces of the traditional mindset in the attorney’s office furniture, marketing, and the […]

“Unintentional Landlord”

The economy is doing better and that means that people are buying and selling homes.  The inventory is at a low point, but that does not seem to be deterring people from buying.  If you find yourself in a situation where you have listed your home for sale and have already purchased your new home, […]

Planning for long term care continued…

Planning for long term care continued… There are many tools that can be used to prepare for long term care: trusts, insurance, TODs, and gift transfers during a lifetime; however, you must choose the right tools for your specific situation and you must make sure those tools are prepared correctly or you may find yourself […]

Keeping Appropriate Business Records

 As many accountants, financial advisers, and attorneys will tell you, it is really important to keep good records throughout the year.  However, even if you keep good records throughout the year, it is important to have a book keeper, accountant or tax adviser review your records at the end of the year to make sure […]

Planning for long term care

Planning for long term care As the baby boomer generation gets older, there is going to be an increased need for attorneys that specifically work in the area of estate planning for long term care.  If you or a loved one is getting to the age of 55 or older, it is time to start seriously […]

Getting a second divorce, from the same person

Getting divorced for the second time…from the same person As you might imagine this isn’t a very common problem.  Not many people get married to the same person twice.  Pamela Anderson married and divorced Rick Salomon twice.  Elizabeth Taylor married and divorced Richard Burton twice.  Richard Pryor married two of his wives two times.   For […]

Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief

Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief March, 2012 If you are like me, you are in the midst of the tax preparation haze.  I became an attorney with the hopes that my business would be that of the written word and I would never have to complete another math problem for so as long as I live.  […]