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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Our Happy Holidays Family Law Playlist

Our Happy Holidays Family Law Playlist

We usually publish a Family Law Song of the Month with every newsletter. You know, a song that is somehow (admittedly sometimes a bit nebulously) tied to the many issues we see everyday - divorce, custody, alimony, mediation (okay we're still looking for a mediation...

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WHAT DO THE FRAY, SCUBA AND DIVORCE HAVE IN COMMON?

WHAT DO THE FRAY, SCUBA AND DIVORCE HAVE IN COMMON?

https://youtu.be/fFRkpvvop3I Last week, I learned a huge lesson in empathy. It has to do with being in Over My Head while learning to SCUBA and having my first ever full-fledged panic attack. If you have not learned to SCUBA, allow me to explain a little about the...

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Family Law Halloween Horror Classics

Family Law Halloween Horror Classics

This is the time for Halloween Horror classics. TCM's running about 36 straight hours of horror movies; Showtime has a Penny Dreadful marathon (Rory Kinnear and Eva Green are awesome); Frankenstein, Dracula, Friday the 13th, and, of course Halloween, I through CXLII...

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Robert Forster and Second Acts

Robert Forster and Second Acts

Robert Forster died last week, the day his last credited role, El Camino, was released on Netflix. Accolades poured in. "Great actor"; "A lovely man and a consummate actor"; "kind and generous" and so much more. We're not writing about Forster today because we're huge...

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