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The Marriage Hack

I recently watched a Ted talk by Eli Finkel entitled “The Marriage Hack”. I wanted to share my summary and hope that it will spark interest for you to watch the video. I must note upfront that this is NOT just for marriages. This is a “life hack” that can be applied to any type of conflict in your life. Who are your confidants? The study shows that the number of close people you once …

Denver Winter Activities for Couples

Denver offers a wide variety of attractions and seasons to keep use satiated. A lot of the activities can be a great way to spend time with your sweetie. Or better yet, getting to know a new sweetie! The list includes some paid and some free options. One thing I like about the somewhat “silly” options on the list is that it brings out your inner child and a sense of nostalgia. This is a …

Second Chances: Giving Your Ex a Second Shot While Your Divorce is Pending

Second Chances: Giving your ex a second shot while your divorce is pending From time to time I will have a client call me a say something like: “John and I were talking last night and we want to work on things and try to save our marriage, is that stupid?” And my answer typically is something like: “That is not stupid, that is great news!” In my experience, this is not an unusual situation. …

2houses: I-Phone App that Divorced Parents Need to Check Out

2houses: I-Phone App that Divorced Parents Need to Check Out Typically Co-Parenting involves hundreds of emails, text messages, and phone calls to the other parent. These communications could be about a myriad of things, for example: parenting time, uninsured medical expenses, ballet recitals, and baseball games, etc. To be honest it is a lot to keep up with, even for parents that live in the same home. So if you’re a divorced parent keeping everything …

Calculating Child Support When One Parent Does Not Have Income

How Do We Calculate Maintenance (Alimony) and Child Support When One Parent Has No Income? First know that both parents are legally responsible for supporting the kiddos—not just the parent who pays support. With a few exceptions, if one parent does not have income, the Court will impute full time income to that parent before calculating maintenance or support. In other words, will we assign income to that parent before calculating support and assume they …

Divorce Do’s and Don’ts

Are you and your spouse considering filing for divorce? The divorce process can be chaotic and stressful at times, especially when you are unsure of what to do. If divorce is not handled properly, then it is not uncommon for people to act rash due to heightened emotions. In order to avoid and ugly and contentious divorce, it is important to be prepared and to know what you should and should not do during the divorce …

Where Did The Passion Go In The Marriage?

Have you ever noticed that fairy tales and romantic comedies typically end right when the couple gets together? Is it because it’s easier to say “happily ever after” than it is to show it? According to American and European researchers, “…ever after” isn’t that long at all. They tracked 1,761 people who got married and stayed together for 15 years. What they discovered was that newlywed bliss lasted for approximately two years. Two years of …

Carrie’s Regret About Her Children: “I Regret Leaving You” After The Divorce

SecretRegrets.com is a place to shout to the world the thing you don’t want anyone to know. It is safe and anonymous. That is why Carrie (not her real name) felt comfortable sharing her own regret on this site: I regret leaving without you. No you were not abused, you were not neglected. But he was never the father you deserved. I had to get out, but will you ever understand why you had to …

Keeping the Spark in Your Long Term Marriage

When you first start dating there is non-stop kissing, texting, phone calls just to see how the other person is doing. But things can change 10 or 12 years later. Some couples that have been married for 10 to 15 years have even started taking separate vacations. Maybe it’s time to get back some of that earlier fire. Here are a few things longtime married couples can take from newly dating couples. 1. Holding hands: We …

Top 10 Tips for Traversing the Intersection of Technology and Divorce

The Huffington Post offers us a Top 10 Tips for Traversing the Intersection of Technology and Divorce In descending order: 10. Beware of the iCloud. . . . 9. What’s in your browser history? . . . . 8. The iPad you left at home may still be connected to your iPhone. . . . 7. Location services on your phone or other mobile device can be used to track your whereabouts. . . . …

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