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Adversarial Divorces

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On July 10, 2011, Joan T. Daniels, Esq. posted the following comment on the listserv for the members of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

Lessons I Learned From My Parents: Part VI

Mark Baer | Posted 11.30.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

As Justice Harvey Brownstone says, "When you start a court case, you are starting a war." When you think about it, nobody enters into a battle, fight, game, or other adversarial situation with the intent to lose or even tie.

Divorce and the Grieving Process

Mark Baer | Posted 09.07.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Conflict is reduced by appropriately addressing the grief and loss from the very beginning. Doesn't it therefore make sense that lawyers involved in the field of family law should have a better understanding of grief and loss?

Is the Adversary Model Appropriate or Suitable for Family Law Matters?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.09.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Divorce doesn't impact children, especially if they are adults, does it? When families are "ripped apart by divorce," it has no consequences, right? ...

Why Divorce Court Should Be A Last Resort

Henry Gornbein | Posted 06.12.2012 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

In my many years of practicing family law, I have always advocated to my clients that court should be the last resort.

The Horror of Withholding a Jewish Divorce: Looking Beneath the Surface of A Horrific Law

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
SaraKay Smullens

Many find the following impossible to believe: According to Jewish law only a husband, and never a wife, can "give" a Get, or Jewish divorce.