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Krista Barth
M. Krista Barth is an attorney licensed in Florida, New York, Maryland and Washington D.C. She is a 20 year veteran of the practice of divorce law and divorce survivor. Krista has spoken on issues of Family Law for National Organizations, television, and has acted as lead counsel representing a variety of high profile and high net worth individuals. Her philosophy focuses on reducing the collateral damage of divorce and helping clients with children understand they are still “family”.

Entries by Krista Barth

The 12 Wedding Vows Your Divorce Attorney Would Write for You

(12) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 3:16 PM

I have had the privilege and pleasure of representing some amazing people over the last 21 years who just could not make it work. Some really hardworking, big-hearted, intelligent, successful and beautiful people (inside and out) have been my clients. When you spend months and even years with people during...

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Hate Is a Divorce Lawyer's Annuity

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2014 | 3:41 PM

It has been said there is a fine line between love and hate, and over 20 years of practicing family law, I must concede it is true; there is a fine line between love and hate indeed. I have witnessed too many times those who once looked into each other's...

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A Divorce Lawyer's Advice Before You Say 'I Do'

(11) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 11:15 AM

"Stay the hell out of my office" seems an unlikely mantra for a 20-year veteran of the practice of family law. My job, after all, is to get you out of an often-giant mess as quickly and as painlessly as possible. The older I get, the clearer the statement "if...

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The Choice to Stay

(12) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 10:35 PM

Why this Divorce Attorney May Send You on Your Way

Someone once described my job as that of an undertaker, saying that "divorce is not the death of the marriage, it is the funeral." For the majority of people who come to my office for a divorce, that is true....

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Splitting the Baby

(2) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 4:13 PM

Why 50/50 "time-sharing" is not always the answer:

"Time-sharing" sounds like such a lovely idea. So very civilized. We will all do the very thing we teach our child to do almost from out of the womb. Share. Share something you love. Easy enough, right?

We pull the toy...

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5 Ways Famous People Should Be More Like Us in a Custody Battle

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 5:32 PM

Celebrities may be consciously uncoupling, but the rest of us are just going through a crappy divorce. They might be prettier, richer or thinner, but they are parents just the same. They are the stars of major motion pictures or maybe just reality TV, but we are bombarded with their...

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The Best Lesson I Learned From Abuse

(3) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 6:59 PM

Without a doubt, the best lesson I have learned through this life is a simple, yet powerful, truth: "People will do to you in life what you allow them to do." I see it every day with my clients. They ask, "How did this happen to me?" If I am...

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How Being Perfect May Land You in a Divorce Lawyer's Office

(2) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 5:20 PM

Embrace your Less than Perfect Life and Find a Happier Marriage

Perhaps the worst thing anyone ever came up with is the idea we can "have it at all" -- the idea that we can be perfect partners, parents, lovers, friends, and employees. We can do it all and can...

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How to Avoid Making Your Lawyer Rich or Damaging Your Children

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 5:39 PM

There is no such thing as too much love.

My mom used to say there is "enough love to go around" for her four children and, of course, the children of her ex-husband's new wife, who often stayed with us while they traveled, and any other child who happened to...

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10 Ways to Stay the Hell out of My Office

(41) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 2:10 PM

Marriage Advice from a Divorce Lawyer

It is amazing that despite the fact we spend most of our lives either searching for love and companionship or being in a relationship, this is the one thing we are never really taught how to do. Expectations and patterns are determined by the...

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One Big, Happy Family

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 7:20 PM

Before people become a family is a great time to have the discussion regarding what "family" means to each of you. Once again, we are a product of our experience and exposure, positive and negative.

I, for instance, have three brothers who I love equally. I have never thought of...

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