June 27, 2019

To my family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances (and perhaps some of you) – the question arises – why does he write and talk so damn much? He has a full time job and makes his billable hours, he’s in court all the time, he does all that stuff with their son, and ye...

June 27, 2019

Summer has officially arrived! The kids are out of school and looking forward to long lazy days by the pool and late nights staying up and watching TV way past their usual bedtime. Summer is a time when parents and kids alike can take some time to kick back and take a...

June 27, 2019

In his unparalleled 2007 book, "The Black Swan," Nassim Nicholas Taleb pointed out the fallacy of thought that ensues from treating the real world like a casino. In casinos, which I frequent from time to time for amusement and fun, your odds at craps, roulette and othe...

June 27, 2019

Fathers. Everybody has one. But no one has a dad quite like yours. Today, we celebrate Fathers, Dads, and father figures of every stripe. We laud the fun dads, the cool dads, the hard working dads and we thank them for all the good things they say and do for us. While...

June 27, 2019

I am sitting at O’Hare airport waiting for my flight. It has been nearly 3 weeks since Felix went down to Houston to spend some quality time with my mom and his Texas kin. This time has been well spent. Brendan and I have been able to accomplish many things both separa...

June 27, 2019

An old aphorism states: "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." What this notion captures is the distinction between evidence that a thing is actually absent and the absence of evidence regarding that thing. In the law, we deal with evidence a fair bit. Speak...

June 27, 2019

One of the toughest cases in family law is the relocation (also called removal) case. I know this personally and professionally. Recently, a relocation case that I won in the trial court was affirmed on appeal. This was satisfying as a litigator – but it also made me r...

June 27, 2019

Spring has sprung! Well, not so much in Chicago, but hopefully there are warmer temperatures where you are. Spring is rightly viewed as a time of renewal. Windows long shuttered are flung open, closets are cleared, and all of the last vestiges of winter are removed or...

June 27, 2019

Fond of phrases, I often say: “Teamwork makes the dream work.” But I would be remiss if I were to allow Brendan (my former husband) and I to take credit for being the only members of the “team.”

By the time you read this, Brendan will be on the way to Dallas with our so...

June 27, 2019

I’m flying to Dallas with our son on Friday. He’s spending Spring Break with his maternal grandparents in Texas. They are both good and kind people. I truly have no former in-law jokes here.

Since our divorce, our respective families have grappled with our somewhat “d...

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