I am frequently invited to speak on radio shows, make presentations to different organizations, and write papers about various family law issues. I love doing this and having the chance to impart helpful tips and information to others.

Keep an eye out for my periodic blogs about a myriad of topics having to do with family law issues.

You have exhausted all efforts to stay together. You and your spouse agree on one thing and one thing only - it’s time to separate and file for divorce. But what about the impact on your children?  How can you make it any easier for them? Is that even possible?

You can’t even stand to look at your spouse, much less work together to minimize the trauma your kids will feel when you divorce. Or can you? A collaborative divorce ( allows you the opportunity to learn how to begin parenting together at your best even though you will live apart from now on.

In a collaborative divorce, it is not only possible, but required that you and your spouse sit down together with a trained professional to work together on a parenting plan that is best for your children.  This is a drastic departure from going to the courthouse and testifying against your kids’ other parent, then leaving it up to the judge to make huge life decisions for your children - whom the judge has never met - about when you see your kids, how often, and for how long.  

The collaborative divorce process facilitates constructive discussion between you and your spouse to help you focus on a long-term plan for your children. Working with a mental health professional and the rest of your collaborative divorce team, both parents will discuss a variety of ideas in order to create the best you have to offer your children after your divorce, such as where they will live, where they will attend school, whether one of you or both of you will make decisions about their medical care, their education, their futures.

Collaborative Divorce is not easy. It’s not a quick fix proposition.  But your children deserve to have the two people who love them the most and know them the best work together, to figure out a plan to make their live the best they can be after your divorce.  Working with each other in a collaborative divorce process, your children will have the parents they deserve after divorce.

It has been said that children of divorced parents benefit from having the best of their parents living apart from each other, rather than living with the worst of their parents together.  A collaborative divorce is an opportunity to invest your time, energy and resources to give your children the best of you apart.


On this episode of D’fine Your Health with Danielle Girdano, Strength through knowledge we talk with legal expert Lisa Zahn about the legal side of health, safety and well being!

Lisa Zahn Discusses The Legal Side of Health, Safety and Well Being


Today, I’m welcoming Lisa Zahn, Esq to the show. I can’t imagine anyone more qualified to speak about how to become a better negotiator than an attorney who has successfully negotiated everything from multi-million dollar property settlements to who gets the dog. It’s no wonder she was voted Texas Super Lawyer in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Texas Monthly Magazine and listed in Best Lawyers in America in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

How to Become a BETTER Negotiator – with Lisa Zahn, Esq.



WAIT! Listen to This Before You Hire Your Divorce Attorney…

In this episode of the Functional Divorce with Dr. Karen Finn podcast, Karen speaks with Lisa Zahn, a board-certified family law attorney with Zahn Family Law in North Texas. Karen and Lisa discuss how to make selecting and working with a divorce lawyer less intimidating and less expensive. You can learn more about Lisa at

WAIT! Listen to This Before You Hire Your Divorce Attorney – a podcast featuring Lisa Zahn


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