February 12th, 2021 by mjp-admin
Not long ago our lives were in a rhythm and while every day was different, most of us could settle into a routine “way of life”. The rise of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing changed everything and divorce law was no different. For years the best divorce lawyers would learn new details of the practice as they arose,
September 11th, 2020 by mjp-admin
In the midst of COVID-19 our world is rapidly changing. Social distancing has become important to reduce the speed of the virus’ spread. Tensions are high in quarantined households as close quarters can exacerbate relationship issues that were tolerable under “normal” circumstances. How can you tell whether quarantine has caused your unhappiness, or there are more significant relationship issues at the root of your discontentment?
April 28th, 2020 by mjp-admin
We are living in strange times…
There is ample evidence to support this adage.
Previously unseen levels of widespread quarantine. New terms like “social
distancing”. The rampant spread of a pandemic causing death and hardship around
the world. Unemployment and market volatility unseen since the Great
Perhaps the most telling evidence that we live in
strange times is an article about how to save marriages authored by a divorce
April 8th, 2020 by mjp-admin
Sometimes during the divorce
process, couples have nuanced issues that require expertise beyond my scope. To
help them, I have a team of trusted colleagues who I rely on to guide clients
through financial or emotional struggles. During this blog series, I have asked
members of my team to come up with some important tips to help divorcing
couples during the process.
January 10th, 2020 by mjp-admin
I’ve discussed Holiday Marital False Alarm Syndrome which predictably arises each year in December throughout many households. That’s why it does not come as a surprise each January when my calendar is quickly filled with divorce consultations. However, some couples are surprised by the outcome of their appointment with me.
By making a divorce mediation appointment and by honestly answering probing questions I pose to them, Read more…
October 16th, 2019 by mjp-admin
A client of mine from some years ago, Mrs. X, chose a proactive stance in tackling her first Thanksgiving holiday alone after her divorce. Determined to not simmer in a sulk and drown herself in solitude with a bottle of dry Chardonnay, she chose to serve the impoverished instead. Ironically, by nourishing the needy in the St. Louis community with a holiday meal,