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A Weekend Tale of Two Tales

A Weekend Tale of Two Tales

Hey remember 2010? It was just 10 years ago though it seems so last century. So, it was somewhat surprising when 2010 reared its head over the weekend in two stories with two very different endings,  and coronavirus had nothing to do with either one. About, then,...

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A Primer in How Not to Negotiate

A Primer in How Not to Negotiate

It's really rare to run across a real-life step by step public guide on how not only to not negotiate but how not to act while negotiating. Thank you, Major League Baseball. Yes, MLB is going back to work, the final ‘agreement’ was signed Tuesday night about four and...

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Vivid Dreams and “Best Laid Schemes” Part II

Picking up where we left off last week, let's talk about the difference between a plan, planning, and preparing - on our way, I promise, to family law. Simply, no plan can work without proper preparation. Planning isn't merely setting down a series of steps to follow,...

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Vivid Dreams and “Best Laid Schemes”

Vivid Dreams and “Best Laid Schemes”

I ran across two seemingly very different articles in the space of about ten minutes last week, the kind of serendipity that seems to happen when you scan through your newsfeed for the fiftieth time in an afternoon.   Two things on top of each other: Governor...

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Talking About the Tiger in the Room

Talking About the Tiger in the Room

We need to address the Tiger in the room. The Tiger, of course, as seemingly the entire country knows after a couple of weeks of shutdowns/social distancing is Netflix’ Tiger King. A docuseries  full of bizarre characters that would be the envy of a Coen brothers...

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Law in the Time of Coronavirus

Law in the Time of Coronavirus

Does this happen with you? You’re watching a movie set before, say 2005, and you stop for a minute and think this: “None of this happens if anyone has an iPhone . . .  or can do a quick Google search?” Some are really obvious; some are very subtle. Take, for example,...

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A Few Words About the Super Bowl

A Few Words About the Super Bowl

This piece had an entirely different introductory paragraph with 7:06 left in the fourth quarter of last night's Super Bowl. Patrick Mahomes wiped it out over those seven minutes, but we're going ahead with the rest because the 49ers will be back (as will the Chiefs)....

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Falls and Routine

Falls and Routine

“Every climber falls, the question is how far.” ~ John Branch That quote is from last month’s New York Times, it was in an obituary of sorts for a rock climber named Brad Gobright. A free spirit and great climber, he and a climbing partner set the speed record up the...

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Don Larsen and David Stern, Perfect Together

Don Larsen and David Stern, Perfect Together

In the end, yes, of course, all of us are so much more than our best day, more than our worst day, more than the first sentence in our obituaries. We are not metaphors. We are not parables. We are flesh and blood, triumph and failure, joy and sorrow and rage and...

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New Year, New You

At Triangle Smart Divorce, we dish out advice that may sometimes be received as brutal . . . true, but brutal. Keeping consistent with our character, here’s our two cents about New Year’s resolutions. . . New Year’s resolutions are for amateurs. If you want to achieve...

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Hollywood Says “Bah! Humbug!” to Mediation

Hollywood Says “Bah! Humbug!” to Mediation

It's a great month to be a Family Law Attorney! The holidays are rolling in; Cary is festive; we're looking back on a . . . um . . . interesting 2019 while enthusiastically planning for an exciting, productive 2020 . . . and all everyone we know wants to talk about...

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Tips for Surviving the Holidays

Tips for Surviving the Holidays

Holidays mean different things for different people. For some of our clients, it is their favorite time of the year no matter the state of their marriage or custody arrangement. For others, it is a time with immense stress, conflict, sadness, or anxiety. This year, we...

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