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?
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Can I appeal my divorce case?
Civilized Divorce through Mediation
You relationship with your significant other is not what it once was. Although you have mutually agreed that it’s time to move on, you are very concerned about the parenting plan for your children and you’re anticipating a...more
Social trends usually move ahead of the government. And when it comes to how child custody is written into a divorce agreement, California lags surprisingly behind many other states....more
High-conflict divorce cases, in which the parties are unable to reach a resolution, are often centered on children and time-sharing issues. Florida family court has a strong mandate to make sure both parents stay involved in...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
California family law requires divorced or separated parents to follow a parenting plan. Parents are encouraged to work out the details of the plan together, possibly with help from a mediator or attorneys. A parenting plan...more
Advances in technology have made communication easier than ever. While that is good news for world commerce and grassroots peace efforts, it is not entirely clear if it is an asset or a liability when a divorced couple is...more
Parenting Coordinators are professionals appointed by the court to assist parents who are no longer living together, or who are going through a divorce, to resolve disputes regarding their children. The institution of...more
When you see your kids only every other weekend and one evening a week, you want to make every moment that you spend together fun and exciting....more
If you are a divorced or separated parent, it time to think about the upcoming school year. Children, like adults, often have highly scheduled lives. This can create great conflict and confusion for divorced and separated...more
When the courts in Florida consider granting custody of one daughter to a father who is facing child abuse charges for acts against another daughter, you know that the conventions of divorce have changed. ...more
The standard Parenting Plans used in Florida divorce cases include pages of multi-colored schedules laying out options for time-sharing arrangements: The 2/3/3 plan, the 3/2/2 plan, the 2/3/4/5 plan, the Alternating Weekend...more
For years, child custody arrangements tended to look at the rights of a non-custodial parent as visitation — as if the entire role of that parent was to drop in and visit, like a friendly neighbor or a cousin from out of...more
Let’s leave out of this discussion those cases where a parent abuses drugs or alcohol, is a perpetrator of domestic violence, or worse. These are a minority of custody cases and deserve an entirely different discussion. ...more
Many of you will end up being able to co-parent admirably, and this will include many of you who are struggling with the tough initial stages of working out a co-parenting arrangement. If no one is pathological, then time...more
E! News host Giuliana Rancic has found herself in the middle of a controversy over a comment she recently made about marriage and parenthood. Rancic said she and her husband Bill put their relationship first and their son...more