Friday, February 26, 2010

Parental Alienation

There is an interesting News Discussion going on within LinkedIn's American Divorce Lawyers Group based on an article from Basil & Spice regarding parental alienation and its influence on the children of a divorcing couple.

Parental Alienation – when one or both divorcing parents attempts to negatively influence their children about the other parent -- is one of the most terrible outcomes of a divorce gone bad. It’s a difficult and complex subject, but the outcome is always the same. Children who are emotionally scarred.

When you mix two egos with dramatically differing perspectives, you’re bound to get an entanglement of emotions compounded by allegations, defensiveness and self-righteousness. Unfortunately, no one wins when parental alienation runs its course during and after a divorce. But it’s the children in particular who lose in a big way. Many of them are affected for life.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Divorcing Couples Should Get Objective Market Evaluation of Real Estate

There is a Discussion going on within LinkedIn's Collaborative Family Law Group about how divorcing couples should get an objective market evaluation of their real estate. Check it out...

All Divorcing Couples Should get an Objective Market Evaluation of their Real Estate

As experienced realtors and short sale specialists, many of our sellers are in the process of divorce. Many have had their homes on the market for many months and/or have borrowed money from relatives and retirement accounts etc. to make mortgage payments. Others "won" the family primary residence, the second home on the lake believing in equity that doesn't exist in today's market. We suggest a market analyis be done and updated (every 45 days or as needed) for every divorcing couple. Foreclosures and short sales can erode the equity that the sellers imagined or wanted so much to believe. Continue Reading»


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Giovanni DeCunto in Boston Magazine

As many of you may be aware, Boston Magazine's latest issue features an article based on the life of Giovanni DeCunto, an amazingly talented artist and dear friend of mine.
I'll never forget the first time I saw Giovanni DeCunto. It was June 20, 2002, a big night for Boston—or at least for that thin slice of Boston that considers Kobe beef essential to a decent hamburger. Two big new restaurants were opening, with enough combined buzz to supply a bucketful of royal jelly. Then a staff writer at this magazine, I queued with the rest of the crush to get into Via Matta, the trattoria owned by Radius restaurateurs Michael Schlow and Christopher Myers. Across town, an equally hyped crowd was squeezing into the Nine Zero Hotel for the opening of its restaurant, Spire. Continue Reading»