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Tré Morgan believes the more informed his clients are, the better equipped they’ll be to make decisions in their own best interest. For years, Tré has written frequently about the issues he encounters, providing his own interpretations or explanations when appropriate. If it concerns divorce, chances are Tré has written about it here. Read through for topics that feel relevant, then follow up by contacting us.

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Proxies in Negotiation

When involved in a divorce negotiation people frequently use terms of the negotiation as proxies for measuring deeper issues and needs that they are afraid to talk about.  For example, some clients see time with the kids as a proxy of how much they are valued as a...

A Legal Definition for Emojis?

In yet another example of society outpacing the law, the courts are being asked to interpret what emojis mean, legally.   As a person who has experienced some emoji confusion myself, I can see this being yet another giant question mark in divorce and family law cases...

The Downside of Marriage?

As a society and culture, most of us view marriage as an unqualified positive.  A hard thing.  But a positive and beneficial thing. This article from The Atlantic explores what people may be giving up when they get married.  These losses can include extended support...

Are Your Rights the Right Perspective?

One of the first things that come to mind for anyone when they realize that they are going to be divorced is "What are my rights?". Typically what people mean is "What laws can I use to impose my will on the outcome?"  That is a smart and reasonable question. However,...

Great Expectations

Clients frequently ask me in a first consult how long a collaborative divorce process takes. And I spend a lot of time thinking about what makes cases so different and why some move faster than others. One of the biggest variables I've found is the set of expectations...

Divorcing Without Losing Your Communities

One of the saddest, but most common losses in divorce occurs when one or both spouses lose their communities as a result of the divorce (perhaps even sadder is when divorce causes children to lose their communities, but that is another story for another day).   These...

Ugly Divorces Affect Us All

Ugly divorces hurt us all.  Resolving divorce and family law matters in a non-adversarial process benefits us all. The destructive effects of an ugly divorce almost always reverberate throughout a community.  They can destroy friendships, parent and child...

Real Life Recipe for Co-Parenting Success

Years ago, we had a friend and neighbor that had the best co-parenting relationship with an ex-spouse that I'd ever seen.  Her husband frequently spent the night at her house to watch their daughter when she had to be out of town.  I never heard a cross word between...

Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Attorney Take Over Your Divorce

"I hear and I forget.  I see and I remember.  I do and I understand." - Confucius Divorce is often a confusing, anxious time.  People often report feeling as if they are the mercy of "the system",  the law, their spouse, the attorneys, or the courts in their divorce. ...