Handling complex divorce and family law cases for clearwater and surrounding communities

Year: 2018

Social Contracts

I am all about social contracts lately... the kind everyone should make when they walk out the door, when they answer the phone, when the intentionally place themselves in contact with other fellow humans. Let me example this for you: when driving, you have an...

Tom Petty

The beast has been "woke." (I hate that colloquialism because I am a grammar freak, but seems right here.) Clients and potential clients ask me "how much will this cost?" a lot. Honestly, I can only expel air... shrug my shoulders, chuckle. All of those responses are...

Chicken Little

So, I've been remembering the horror of my own divorce when it felt like the entire world was falling down on top of me and crushing me, my hopes, my dreams and everything else to death. I was incapable of seeing things through anyone's lenses except my own. And, I...

Aretha Franklin

So... writing is (almost) my favorite thing to do. It is provides a creative release not available in my chosen profession. I mean, there are two sides to every story, right? But the law is quite literally black and white. Black words written on white pages... do...

Ghosting…?

So, there is this article that keeps popping up everywhere... it's called something like "how to keep a good man from leaving" or something like that. I won't post a link to it because I think the concept is, how do you say, RIDICULOUS. First... let's start with the...

Facebook… whoda thunk?

When I began in this field, the only operating system was dos and the only "cloud" for backup was a 3.5 x 5 inch floppy disk. When your computer crashed, you just cried. I did anyway. And, as a lowly receptionist in 1988, I remember learning how to type on a (gasp!)...

Moving on after a heartbreak…

Break-ups are hard... even when it is what we WANT and when we KNOW it is the right thing to do. Never mind the light at the end of the tunnel, the happiness is nowhere to be seen. According to psychologists, our bodies go through withdrawal similar to a drug addict....

Are you frustrated?

I am... seems like a lot of people are.... Is it you? Your interpersonal skills? Your social skills? Your lack of focus? Your intensely-driven focus? You name it, there is some reason people are unhappy and frustrated. Is it your need - or your friends' needs - to...

Headed for a break or a break-up…?

It seems like the entire world has a choke-hold on "mindfulness" right? There is a reason for that. Too many people are too addicted to too much screen time. Remember the good ol' times when phones were used for calling and talking to people? Seems like we don't talk...

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Caring, Personal Attention For Every Case

Christine S. Cook has earned a reputation in the legal community for her professionalism and among her clients for the care and personal attention she gives to every case.