Author Archives for Elinor Robin

Divorce Vultures

August 28th, 2013

A former student recently sent the following email to me.  This is an example of why I am on a mission to carry the message that there is a better way to go through the process of divorce. “I have a… View Article

A Lesson Learned From Brooke, Cat, Rabbit, and Fox.

August 22nd, 2013

This story comes from my friend and colleague Brooke Deratany Goldfarb. Brooke has a law degree from Harvard but rather than use her degree in the traditional sense she chose to practice as a family mediator and collaborative lawyer in Indialantic,… View Article

7 Tips For Creating A Successful Second Marriage

August 8th, 2013

Second marriages fail at an alarmingly high rate. No surprise. Second marriages are generally loaded with conflict triggers. Kids, in-laws, joint and individual finances, and inner-circle loyalties shoot arrows from all directions at the re-married couple. And, once you’ve been… View Article

Post Divorce Conflict

August 1st, 2013

Recently I was asked a question about using therapy as a mechanism to end the on-going conflict that many co-parents experience post divorce. While I am licensed as a therapist, I don’t practice therapy – only mediation.  I do believe… View Article

Alimony Question

July 25th, 2013

Dear Elinor, My wife and I have divided our assets, we have a plan for sharing time with our children, and know what we want to do about money after out divorce. But we have not put anything in writing…. View Article

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Divorce, TMZ

July 7th, 2012

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are in the news.  Its going to be their call.  Divorce is difficult enough. Do they make it more difficult than it has to be?  Lets hope they are able to send a positive example… View Article

Kim, Kris, and The Fight

February 7th, 2012

TMZ is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are locked in a battle over what to call the end of their marriage. Is it a divorce or an annulment? In the end, it really doesn’t matter so how do… View Article