Divorce

Holding Hands and Helping Clients

I was going through my firm’s old files the other day when I came across a thank-you note written by a former client. I am a paralegal at Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm  and work with attorney Adam B. Cordover. The client thanks both Adam and me in the note, and, although I am…

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Lowering My Hourly Rate

How many of us lawyers can afford our own services? My husband and I retained a Miami lawyer over a dozen years ago, at the stunning hourly rate of $600. To this day, that amount still outrages me. I went to Yale University when I was 16 years old, graduated when I was 19, and…

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How Can I Take Your Book Home?

You know, I get that question a lot from friends and other professionals who refer me clients but who don’t want to worry their own happily-married spouses. They’ll ask “If I walk in the door with a book about divorce, what’s my wife going to think?” Or they’ll worry, “I’m happily married; what will my…

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Mediation Massacre

Traditional divorce processes are destroying the fabric of American society. Yet another tragic news story that didn’t need to happen: On December 4, 2013, a doctor attending mediation in Manchester, Tenn., was gunned down by his estranged wife in front of his lawyer’s office.  Dr. Harry Bartee, 47, was shot multiple times by Brenda Bartee on the…

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Latest Scandal – Gossip Girl Divorce

Good morning! Gossip Girl here. Your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite.  Did you hear about actress Kelly Rutherford?  Kelly just filed for bankruptcy!  She spent everything she had on her divorce, purchase  plus some!  And you won’t believe the juicy details, all of which you can find on-line in the…

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Marital Surgeon

I am a divorce lawyer.  For years, pilule I was a very successful, family law trial lawyer.  So when people ask what I do, I tell them, “I make unhappy people happy; I get them divorced so that they can have another shot at happiness.” I think we can all agree that it’s terrible for…

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