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Mediating in Mystery
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{3 minutes to read} How much personal information does your mediator need? Privacy Versus Transparency Every marriage is comprised of…

Three Parenting Mistakes Good Parents Make — Mistake #3
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

The Third Mistake parents make is speaking negatively about one another in front of their child. Let me widen the…

Three Parenting Mistakes Good Parents Make: Mistake #2
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{3 minutes to read} Parents are tasked with becoming artful navigators. They must maintain the role of authority, decision-maker, and caretaker…

Three Parenting Mistakes Good Parents Make — Mistake #1
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{5 minutes to read}  Both married and divorced parents are capable of good and terrible parenting, and most parenting mistakes…

Five Myths of Mediation
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{6 minutes to read}  There are 5 common misbeliefs about mediation that may be preventing divorcing people from accessing this…

Should Squirrels Have the Right of Way?
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{6 minutes to read}  A friend of mine told me a little story about a woman he knew who had…

Why NOT to Retell the War Stories of Your Marriage
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{4 minutes to read}  For your own peace of mind and happiness, when it comes to divorce, don’t get too…

What Robert Lee Can Teach Us About “ED” — And It Is Not What You Think
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{6 minutes to read} Words that end in “ed” often come up in couples therapy and divorce — I feel…

Freedom From the Tyranny of Things
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{5 minutes to read} The other night, I saw a movie called Minimalism, and as I sorted through the thousands…

Your Rights — Going Fast! Part 3
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{3 minutes to read} “In heaven we have justice. Here on earth, we have law.” So said my Torts Professor,…

Your Rights — Going Fast! Part 2
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{4:30 minutes to read} The Ramifications (and Rants) The conundrum: our legal system has two opposing principles. First: it encourages…

Your Rights — Going Fast! Part 1
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{5 minutes to read} Not receiving the relief promised in your Judgment of Divorce (JOD)? Spouse still hasn’t paid the…

Focusing Attunement: The Inner Critic
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

  In this attunement we’re going to experiment with a first, deliberate interaction with our inner critic. This…

How Could You Do That? The Inner Critic Speaks, and This Time We’re Listening
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

“What were you thinking? Did you just say that? Out loud?” {8 minutes to read} That’s not a nice way…

Holiday First Aid for Hurt Hearts
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{2 minutes to read} Divorce can reshape our holiday celebrations into something disordered, gloomy and sad. In the midst of…

Your Brain on Divorce
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{4 minutes to read} The brain, dear brain, lights up with luminous ideas and cradles our treasured memories. That organ-control…

Focusing Attunement: The 5 Foundations — Standing and Walking
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{4 minutes to read}  It’s my pleasure to share the second of two attunements from a dear Focusing colleague, Jocelyn…

Focusing Attunement: The 5 Foundations — Sitting
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{4 minutes to read} It’s my pleasure to share the first of two attunements from a dear Focusing colleague, Jocelyn…

It’s Time for Another Paradigm Shift
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{5 minutes to read}  We don’t necessarily need victims in order to be heroes. In divorce, it’s quite typical to…

The New Face of Zealous Advocacy: Teamwork
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{5:42 minutes to read} The new face of zealous advocacy could be teamwork. Teamwork! Background Recently, I served as counsel…

Does Your Attorney Fit Your Particular Genotype? Part II
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{4:12 minutes to read} In my last blog , I looked at…

Does Your Attorney Fit Your Particular Genotype? Part I
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{3:12 minutes to read} Lawyers are like organs. They come in all shapes and sizes and have a purpose. However,…

When it All Comes Down to the Blender: The Value of Personal Property in Divorce
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{6 minutes to read} Personal property, furnishings and personality are typically encompassed by the objects that reside in marital (and…

Dissipation Revisited
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{6:36 minutes to read}  Dissipation occurs when one spouse spends marital funds on something that has nothing to do with…

Going In Doesn’t Mean Going Deep – Part I
- by Rachel Alexander, Esq.

{3 minutes to read}  What’s wonderful about focusing is that it can disabuse us of the misconception that ‘going in’…

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