A Jewish Family Law Attorney Reflects on the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

November 5, 2018

Have you ever said something, thinking you were clear and focused, only to have the other person in your conversation blow up in response? What did I say, you wonder? Why are they reacting that way? I thought I was simply conveying information. In the world of Collaborative Family Law, we call ourselves peacemakers. We… more

Travels

October 29, 2018

It’s important to step out of our routine, get away from familiar surroundings to gain a new perspective. This happens for me when I travel, but you don’t have to leave town to gain this important insight. It can be as easy as taking your spouse to the mall and offering to buy some sexy… more

Managing Time

October 15, 2018

Time management is the bane of my existence. Truly. One of the hardest things is making time to evaluate success and failure, catch up on to-dos, clock in everything you need to do. I struggle with this. Do you? When you feel like you’re always behind the eight ball, there’s always something to do, always… more

Back-To-School: Taking Stock

October 1, 2018

As kids return to school this fall, it may be a good time to evaluate how your parenting time schedule and structure is working. How’s the co-parenting relationship weathering this seasonal and scheduling change? While a Judgment of Divorce or Parenting Time Order renders a certain schedule or structure to co-parenting, both parents are the… more

Parenting Time for Adult Children

September 10, 2018

You never stop being a parent. Even when your children graduate high school, go to college, and become adults in their own right, you still want to see them, hug them, spend time together. What if they don’t want to spend time with you? Or, what if the time they want to spend with you… more

The Life After Divorce Fantasy

August 27, 2018

If I leave him, I’ll find real love. New love. A love that lasts. If I end my marriage to her, I’ll have more money and more time to myself. Divorcing my spouse means I can finally focus on myself-the kids-my work-my golf game. These and many other variations are fantasies I’ve heard from divorce… more

True Marriage Equality

August 13, 2018

When same-sex marriage became legal, partners finally achieved the right to marry under the law. With this advancement in marriage in our country comes the right to dissolve marriages, too, and all the ugliness that can accompany it. According to this article, a Tucson mom tried to deny parenting time to her former partner, insisting… more

The Path of Uncertainty

July 30, 2018

There are times when we effortlessly move along on our journey towards the life we envisioned. As things fall into place, life presents a detour that forces us off our path. Naturally, we will do whatever it takes to follow the plans we set for ourselves. Occasionally, life pulls us in another direction. Welcome to… more

Family Law A La Carte

July 16, 2018

Changes are afoot in family court! The courts now allow family law attorneys to offer what I am calling “unbundled services.” Formally, and under the new rules that govern professional conduct and procedural practice in Michigan, this is called “limited scope representation,” (LRS) and it means you can hire an attorney for pieces of a… more

Marriage Isn’t Everything

July 2, 2018

Many of us have grown up in a fairy tale society where little girls have the vision of Disney princesses being whisked off by daring, dashing princes. They choose Halloween costumes all fluffy and shiny, with tiaras and wands. They believe that a romantic prince or king or handsome man on a gorgeous horse is their dream-come-true. Little boys believe… more