Divorce Options, Divorce Solutions

5 Things To Do Before Meeting With A Mediator

You and your spouse have decided to mediate. Great!  That means you both believe that you can work together (with help) to enter into an agreement that will best resolve your differences. It does not mean everything will be perfect. Nor does it mean someone will give...

Is It Time To Divorce?

In my 19 years of practice in family law, I have had many people come into my office asking if they should get divorced.  I tell them quite simply that it is a decision that they need to make.  While I may have an opinion based on what they tell me, it is not for me...

Why Collaborate?

As an attorney, I get asked the question as to why should someone consider collaborative divorce over mediation, arbitration or litigation.  Each client has a different case and collaborative may not work for all of them, but it can be the best choice for many. ...

Alternatives to Court in Divorce

Mediation and Collaborative Divorce When a couple is getting divorced, there are many things to consider.  Decisions need to be made regarding custody, support, division of assets, insurance, retirement, and many other aspects of the couples’ life.  Thought should be...

What To Expect At The First Meeting

The first step in a collaborative divorce can be the hardest – finding an attorney who is collaboratively trained and experienced. Once you have done this and made the decision to move forward with a collaborative divorce, the professionals will schedule a five-way...

Can I Afford A Divorce? Yes, You Can

Often one of the first questions I get during a consultation (or even a phone call) is “How much is this going to cost?” I understand why. There is a big fear that the divorce will cost a lot of money and there is not enough money to go around. It may even be why you...

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