Failing well is a skill. Research shows that how we interpret failure in our life affects how successful we will be in achieving success.
A New York Times Magazine article reminded me of how little culture affects how we feel about our children. In my job I deal on a daily basis with peoples of different backgrounds. Yet, their hopes and dreams for their children are nearly identical.
There is justified concern that marriage equality is in danger if Donald Trump appoints Supreme Court Justices who are against marriage equality. It is unlikely that the Supreme Court of the United States would reverse itself and overturn its previous rulings on same-sex marriage. However, unfriendly Justices could begin chipping away at the protections previously granted to same-sex marriages under previous SCOTUS rulings to the point where same-sex marriage exists in name only but not so much in practice.
There is no such thing as child-custody. If you are divorcing with children or have a parenting related legal proceeding the important things to consider are parenting time and the decision-making power over your child’s life.
If you read Dan Savage, you know that nowadays there are many options for those among us who want unconventional relationships. Things were different in the old days. People who had a hard time conforming with norms often allowed themselves to behave in destructive ways to meet their desires. Read of the scandalous 1913 affair of the married lady who kept her 17 year old lover in the attic for 10 years.
High end divorces can provides guideance on how to approach the financial aspects of your divorce in Chicago.
One of the first things many clients ask me is whether I’m a “pit bull” lawyer. I usually respond that I like to think of myself as a chess player. Pit bulls attack randomly. They focus on injuring and instant gratification. Chess players are clear-headed and focus on the end result. What follows is a comparison of the two styles.
Attorney Marie Fahnert is a divorce lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. She has devoted her career exclusively to family law and the associated financial and child-related issues of maintenance (spousal support), child-custody, child-support, division of property, valuation of businesses, and ante-nuptial agreements (prenups).
When I saw Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED speech, The danger of a single story, it brought back memories of a divorce case here in Chicago that I dealt with last year. Maybe if the people involved in the case had seen this video, they would have been more aware of the need to keep their
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
—Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
My experience as a divorce lawyer shows that people are sometimes happy with a bad divorce judgment. Science backs up my anecdotal findings. We have a strong tendency to prefer whatever bitter apple life hands us.
A Youtube video of a dancing parrot (“Dancing with myself”), a TED video by a Harvard psychology professor, and a Spanish love song (“Jodida pero contenta”) explore our ability to synthesize happiness and its evolutionary meaning.
Gays can now marry in Illinois! It is now clear that sooner, rather than later, all states are going to follow. The Daily Show has stunt actors play a flamboyant same-sex couple in Mississippi and Louisiana to determine which state will be the last in the nation to fall.