Divorce

The Opposing Counsel

It’s a funny thing about collaborative cases; we trial lawyers are so accustomed to our secret language that it turns out collaborative practice is not just about making the paradigm shift in our attitudes, but it’s also about making that adjustment in the very language we use when we discuss our cases. Our special shorthand,…

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THE SEVEN BIGGEST DIVORCE MISTAKES #6

When making any major life decision, always get a second opinion! A lawyer should explain the various divorce options available for obtaining that final judgment. But lawyers are human. They have biases. They make mistakes. They want to make money. Always get a second opinion before choosing an attorney. But once you do retain counsel, take…

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Is On-line Dating During Your Divorce A Good Idea?

  To Advise or Not to Advise?  Client Use of  On-Line Dating Platforms during Divorce. One of the first things that we, as lawyers, tell our clients when they begin their divorce is to limit their social media activity and to be mindful of what they post. As technology continues to evolve, it becomes tougher…

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Personalities

Personalities impact results. I always tell people interested in what I do for a living that one of the many reasons my clients choose the collaborative process is because they don’t want some judge who doesn’t know either of them, or their kids, or share their values to make the decisions that will impact their…

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The Agreement

Who should be finalizing a divorce agreement; the spouses, or the judge? I had a client, John, who had been married for twenty-eight years. He was a portly, but tidy man. He always wore a crisp, long-sleeved, button-down, collared shirt, a pair of pressed beige slacks, and tasseled dress shoes. Although we were discussing a divorce that…

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The 7 Biggest Divorce Mistakes: #5 Filing False Charges

Don’t commit one of the cardinal sins of divorce; it’s never a good idea to lie in order to come out on top in the end. Telling the cops that your spouse hit you is not the right way to announce that you want a divorce or to get him or her out of the…

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The 7 Biggest Divorce Mistakes: #4 Posting on Social Media

WHY POSTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA IS A BAD IDEA DURING DIVORCE It’s very tempting to brag about your new life on social media before you’re even divorced to ensure that your ex knows that you’re over him or her. Don’t post anything that might be used against you! Details about the keg you finished all by yourself, comments…

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Money Talks; Collaborative Divorce vs Litigation

Collaborative divorce is not just for the wealthy. The famous and the wealthy use it, it’s true, because they are clued in to the value offered by the collaborative process. That is to say, a collaborative divorce typically saves its participants money. Keep in mind that professional fees differ according to venue; a lawyer in New…

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How to Handle the Impact of Grief and Stress During Divorce

Stress during divorce is inevitable. Divorce is one of the most stressful and emotional experiences that a person will ever endure. Psychologists advise people to refrain from important decision making when experiencing periods of high grief and stress, yet the divorce process forces people to make life-changing choices as quickly as possible, even when they’re…

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The 7 Biggest Divorce Mistakes: #3 Talking Trash

MISTAKE #3 – TALKING TRASH You may feel you must vent about your issues with the ex. Sometimes talking trash may just slip. If it does, beware “the natural and logical consequences.” NEVER trash your ex to your kids. It will hurt you in family court, if you insist on going there. And it will certainly…

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