Intentionally Curious Part 3: Co-Parenting Conversations I sat down at my table and took a few deep breaths to calm the nerves or nausea that toiled in my stomach.  I already felt like crying and my former spouse hadn’t even arrived yet.  Maybe I should send a text that I wasn’t feeling well and we…

Since your home is typically the largest financial asset you own (and biggest expense), it’s no surprise that deciding what to do with that big asset can be a big bone of contention between divorcing spouses.  When deciding whether to keep or sell the marital home, it’s important to consider this decision through three distinct…

I’m glad John isn’t alive to see this. Devastation in three-fourths of our state’s 93 counties.  Three people killed.  Entire towns underwater. Breached levies and flooding rivers mix to form toxic pools. They say the damage in Nebraska is well over a billion dollars. That doesn’t begin to measure the loss. John loved Mother Earth. …

Parents with Patience Part 2:  A Co-Parenting Conversation Series “Are you going to respond?”  “Please respond.”  “I am not going to bring Billy’s baseball shoes that he needs until you answer my question about the summer parenting dates in 5 months.”  “I need a response.”  “Are you too busy to be a good parent?”  “I…

In reality, prenuptial agreements are more than just an agreement about money.  They can also be used to address other important issues, such as providing for children from a previous relationship.  There are some things that may be even more important to you than the division of assets or spousal support — a traditional use…

The longer I live the luckier I get. My working parents didn’t know a lot of prosperity. Sleeping on a bed in the dining room, receiving powdered milk from the government, and learning how to transfer buses were a part of my growing up. I got lucky that for the rest of my life I…

Time to Talk Part 1: A Co-Parenting Conversation Series I can’t remember ever having felt nervous with my former spouse.  Maybe twenty years ago when we met on April 1, 1999.  For my last year of law school, my sister and I moved into a quaint duplex near the state capitol.  He was the boy…

Divorce doesn’t just happen; there are usually signs along the way that point to a troubled marriage, and if nothing is done to address the problems, then divorce is typically the end solution.  How can you tell if your marriage is over?  Marriage experts agree that these 7 signs probably mean you are headed for…

“You need to meet Laila,” she said. Amidst my law partner’s sparkling holiday celebration, my friend left me in awe with the story of a twenty-something woman living an hour away from me and helping women halfway across the world. For as long as I can remember, my heart has been drawn to the plight…

Divorce unleashes a lot of different emotions and many times adults are too caught up in their own pain and suffering to see the signs that your children are suffering, too. While adults have learned ways to cope, children have not yet developed coping mechanisms to help them deal with their emotions. Often, they don’t…