Divorce is the formal legal dissolution of a marriage. The divorce process implicates many diverse areas of the law including, but not limited to, real estate, wills and trusts, child custody, and tax.
What is a petition for dissolution of marriage and what does it mean to serve the petition?
How long will it take for my divorce to be final and how much will it cost?
What is spousal maintenance and how is it determined in Arizona?
Can I appeal my divorce case?
Civilized Divorce through Mediation
Mediation is not a miracle cure for all divorce disagreements, but with the right preparation, it can be an effective method for reaching a fair, mutually agreeable settlement. Do not let common misconceptions make you...more
Why choose mediation?
If you and your spouse are approaching divorce, you may be wondering how to avoid the contentious disputes that often mar whatever good memories exist of a relationship. The traditional divorce...more
Mediated divorces have been growing in popularity — and for good reason. They are cost-effective, less stressful and enable divorcing couples to exert much more control over decisions such as property division. Plus, the...more
Discussion about parenting plan mediation generally focuses on the people at the table – the parents. Those parents who reach agreement express satisfaction. They save time and money by avoiding further action in court. They...more
Mediation is not for everybody. But the truth is, mediation works well — often better than a traditional litigated divorce — for many couples seeking a dissolution of marriage....more
The length of a divorce proceeding in Maricopa County is dependent on several factors.
The first factor is dependent on the spouses. The increased conflict and animosity between spouses, along with attachment to...more
Every September brings excitement for thousands of children leaving the house for the first time and attending school and for those going back to school. The little yellow bus turning the corner also brings excitement and...more
Bullying, as defined by Wikipedia, is “the use of force or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or to aggressively impose a certain type of domination over others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual.” We have heard about...more
When you decided to get divorced, you knew it was going to be difficult. But you did not realize just how difficult. Facing the cold, hard truths of divorce can often make people reconsider their course of action, and stay...more
In New Jersey, mediation is not mandatory in divorce cases. If you decide that mediation is not right for you or if you tried mediation and were not pleased with the results, you have the right to go to court and have your...more
When a couple decides to divorce and wishes to do so in an amicable, non-contentious manner, the parties may want to consider mediation. A mediator is a neutral third party, such as an attorney who assists the couple in...more
A longstanding client calls to tell you that his marriage is falling apart, and that his wife wants a divorce. Inasmuch as you have represented both the client and his wife on previous occasions, you now feel uncomfortable...more
Should your family law case be litigated or mediated? Who should move out of the house? On what days will the children change homes? How much support will be paid? Should retirement, change of career or re-entry into the...more
Divorce mediation is a process of resolving disputes by engaging a neutral third party who acts as a facilitator, assisting the divorcing spouses in reaching an agreement....more
A divorce proceeding can be emotionally and financially draining to both parties. The key to minimizing the pain of divorce is to keep the emotional components in check and to focus on the financial aspects of the case by...more
When David Arquette and Courteney Cox announced their plans to divorce this past June, we learned a few important things that indicated that this is an amicable split. David, who as of this writing is representing himself, is...more
Mediation is one of several Complementary Dispute Resolution Programs governed by New Jersey Court Rule 1:40. This Court Rule is set forth in its entirety on our Judiciary’s website at www.judiciary.state.nj.us. The...more
This piece seeks to show couples contemplating divorce that how they approach this final stage of their partnership is as crucial as the legal details they eventually settle on. We offer eight simple, common-sense pieces of...more
The art of peacemaking is a skill that is learned. For some, it’s not a difficult skill to master. For others, it might take considerable time and practice in developing, especially when you are dealing with the...more
There are many benefits to divorce mediation versus a litigated, expensive and contested divorce. If you are thinking about getting a divorce but you can't decide whether to try divorce mediation or go the traditional route,...more
We are excited to announce the publication of our new eBook on Divorce Mediation. Learn what the many benefits are by getting a divorce through mediation versus a long, expensive and protracted contested divorce. See also how...more
The events leading up to, and actually getting a divorce from your spouse can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life. But does the actual divorce process have to add unwanted stress? There is a better way to...more
This article is a brief overview explaining what Divorce Mediation is and the many benefits of mediation compared with a traditional divorce. Mediated divorces are less costly, less time consuming and provide greater overall...more
On March 17, 2010, two years ago, I blogged about court closures. Since that time, nothing has improved; in fact, Los Angeles County is going to experience more layoffs and court closures this year. At this point in time,...more