What I Learned About Relationships From the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

March 11, 2020

It’s not often you get sucked into a TV show set in the 1950s where the main character leaves her husband and children to focus on her own career. But that’s one of the main story lines in the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Prime Video’s wildly popular show that premiered March 17, 2017 and recently released its third season.  […]

The Key to Successful Co-Parenting

February 26, 2020

Parenting in its ideal form should be about creating a joyful childhood for your offspring, plain and simple. That way, they have a solid foundation from which to spring into adulthood and become high-functioning, happy contributors to our world.

Who You Know Always Matters

February 12, 2020

The value of networking cannot be underestimated. Whether you’re working for someone else, trying to grow in an area of your career or industry, or contemplating going out on your own, networking is very valuable. First, because networking leads to building new relationships. And relationships are everything. There is always something that somebody else can […]

Letting Go of Perfection

January 29, 2020

No marriage is perfect. That’s the honest truth. And so, by transitive deduction, we must admit that no divorce is perfect, either.

Divorce on the Silver Screen

July 29, 2019

They say art imitates life, so it’s no wonder there are so many compelling movies about divorce. I thought I’d reflect back on some of the best divorce movies of all time, and share what I think their most important lessons might be. (If you haven’t seen these, check them out!) Best Divorce Movies of […]

The Second Most Important Decision You’ll Ever Make

July 15, 2019

It’s the romantic line in an intense RomCom – this is the most important decision you’ll ever make. Of course, in that context, the actor is likely referring to the decision to marry someone. I’m well-versed in what may be the second most important decision you’ll ever make: choosing a divorce lawyer. Yeah, it’s a […]

Collaborative or Litigation?

July 1, 2019

Wondering which approach to divorce is right for you? Let me help. While I practice both and have been an attorney for more than 30 years, I always prefer Collaborative Divorce if it’s a possibility, and I’ll tell you why. Collaborative Divorce First, Collaborative Divorce is a more humane approach to dissolving a marriage. Both […]

Resolving Conflict: It’s All in the Details

June 17, 2019

BBYO: Learning from Mediation Skills Recently, I facilitated a workshop on conflict resolution for youth leaders through BBYO, a Jewish youth group. We spent an hour and a half at the offices of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, learning from mediation skills how to resolve conflict in everyday life, whether at work or amongst […]

What is Collaborative Family Law?

May 20, 2019

One of the things I love about Collaborative Family Law is that we get the opportunity to really dig into how we function as people.   It’s like the human side of law.   Looking at our own values as individuals, as professionals, and how that affects our clients, we as professionals come to understand where clients are in […]

Let’s Own Our Roles

May 6, 2019

Dear Clients,  You may not understand what happens behind the scenes of your case, so I’d like to let you in on the inside view.  We work really hard for you. We hear everything you say. We feel your pain. We know this is a trying time in your life, perhaps the most trying time […]