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Is Your Divorce Case Destined For Trial If You Can’t Reach A Settlement Through Mediation?
If you are dreading the idea of facing your spouse in a courtroom and the judge hearing her say all the terrible and at least partially untrue things about you that she said to you when she told you she wanted a divorce, the good news is that probably will not have to. Most… Read More »
What Does Divorce Feel Like?
Approximately half of all marriages end in divorce. This means that, unless you have spent your entire life in a community where social norms prohibit divorce, you probably know some divorced people, and you were probably in contact with some of them while their divorce case was going on. Maybe your parents even got… Read More »
Judges Don’t Care Which Spouse Keeps The Dog, But Divorce Lawyers Do
We have all heard the stories about the celebrities who battled it out in divorce court over their pampered pets. Jon and Kate Gosselin seemed more emotionally invested in who got to keep the family’s two German shepherds than how to apportion parenting time for Jon and Kate’s eight children; the breeder ended up… Read More »
3 Problems You Can Solve By Signing A Prenuptial Agreement
Prenuptial agreements can do more than limit the amount of money your trophy wife can take from your vast fortune in the event of a divorce. In an age where households with six-figure incomes are living paycheck to paycheck, most of us can’t even afford the paper on which to print a prenuptial agreement… Read More »
New Year’s Resolutions For Newly Divorced People
Last year, you set, and kept, the resolution to file for divorce on Divorce Monday. Now the year is ending, and you are legally single. Going through a divorce has shown you that, no matter how hard you wish and no matter how much you plan, some things are outside your control. Not letting… Read More »
3 Important Questions For Your First Meeting With A Divorce Lawyer
Divorce Monday has come and gone, and now it is time to deal with the consequences. More people file divorce petitions and initiate contact with divorce lawyers on the first business Monday of the year than on any other day of the year. This year, Divorce Monday is on January 9, which means that… Read More »
What If Your Marital Settlement Agreement Does Not Prevent Divorce Litigation?
Sometimes divorce lawyers can just tell, from the first time they meet a client, when a divorce case will need to go to trial. It’s Divorce Monday, and a woman walks into a family law firm, looking so effortlessly cool that you would never guess that her marriage was in ruins. She hands you… Read More »
Divorce In The Time Of Sky-High Prices
Many couples take a marriage vow to love each other for richer or for poorer, but financial stress can be the true test of a couple’s commitment to each other and to their marriage. Now that the price of groceries and just about everything else is skyrocketing, even households with six-figure incomes are living… Read More »
How Long Do You Have To Stay Sober Before You Can Get More Parenting Time?
The concept of hitting rock bottom before beginning to recover from substance use disorder is somewhat outdated, but most people enter inpatient treatment centers for addiction with the feeling that things have gotten bad and they want to achieve sobriety before things get any worse. Perhaps parents feel this even more acutely than people… Read More »
Is Your Ex-Spouse Entitled To Half Of Your Cryptocurrency?
The family law courts of Florida require couples to divide all of their marital property equitably, which means fairly but maybe or maybe not equally. Most of the time, couples agree on the details of the equitable distribution of their marital property during mediation, but if they cannot agree, then the judge decides at… Read More »