Tips for Dealing with Post Divorce Conflict

So your agreement is signed and approved by a judge who declared you single – you leave the courthouse thankful that you will never step foot in it again.  Unfortunately, many divorced couples find themselves back in family court for a variety of reasons.  A large part of my practice consists of post judgment contempt matters and modification of custody arrangements.  I find, more often than not, that these matters can be more adversarial and more costly to my clients than the divorce itself.  There are some simple ways to avoid unnecessary conflict when facing post-divorce issues: The simplest way

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Are You in Your Right Mind? (or Left?)

When I was about to marry my first husband, we were given a Myers-Briggs personality test by the priest who was to marry us to predict our compatibility.  I do not recall what the results were, but I seem to remember a look of disappointment? (or maybe fear?) on the face of that priest.  Since I have already said that he was my first husband, you can guess how things worked out.  Now, I am not saying that a standardized test or left/right brain thinking differences can predict the success or failure of your marriage or even how a couple will

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