15 Mar, 2023

Rumbles Before the Quake

By | March 15th, 2023|Divorce & Personality Disorder, Divorce Mediation Process, Separation Agreements|

The ground gives off a lot of clues before an earthquake — and so do people. We often hear that someone is “going through a midlife crisis.” It can happen in a way where the person is happy, sad, or in between. A red sports car may be involved, or it may be a new model train hobby. When the person is married, the crisis ends up spreading out to affect the people around them. In most cases, however, there has usually been some (more...)

10 Feb, 2023

Remedies for a Blabbing Spouse

By | February 10th, 2023|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce & Personality Disorder, Separation Agreements|

My last post explored the phenomenon of one spouse bad-mouthing the other spouse — to friends, neighbors and places of employment. In this post, we’ll address what you can do about it. There are a wide variety of strategies that can be used to, for lack of a better term, tell your ex to shut up. Specific legal remedies that can be put in place are:  •Confidentiality Clauses/Non-Disclosure Agreements: A party can negotiate confidentiality or privacy clauses. Unfortunately, these Agreements are very difficult (more...)

2 Nov, 2022

When Your Ex Is Blabbing About You…Ruining Your Reputation

By | November 2nd, 2022|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Mediation Process, Separation Agreements|

The idea of people speaking negatively about us is a huge source of shame for many. We all want to exist in the world thinking that we are well thought of, or at least neutrally thought of. Whether the negative thing is true or not, it's obviously really unsettling.  One of the unique aspects of a marital relationship is that each spouse knows things about the other that no one else does. When vulnerabilities that are exposed in the times of greatest (more...)

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