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Do Feelings Matter in Mediation?

Mark Baer | Posted 09.16.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

While litigation and the court process may not address feelings and emotions, such things are dealt with in collaborative law and certain mediation models.

The 'Hideous' Thing I Fought Over In My Divorce

Amy Koko | Posted 09.08.2013 | Divorce
Amy Koko

Learn from me. Pick your battles. Holding on to a plate is not going to allow you to hold on to your spouse. If they want to leave they will, with or without their plate made of rocks.

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 Mediation About Reaching the Same Result in a More Efficient and Economical Manner?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

My last article on mediation, titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?," was the first of a series of articles on medi...

Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.24.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

For reasons that will become increasingly clear, the public must develop a better understanding of mediation, as it is meant to be practiced.

Should Lawyers Be Required to Take Continuing Education Courses on Human Mental Processes?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.18.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On May 23, 2012, I gave a presentation to the members of the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the Financial Planning Association. The topic was "Are Atto...

Confession: My Husband Left Me For A Swiss Pastry Chef

Amy Koko | Posted 06.07.2013 | Divorce
Amy Koko

Here's is what not to do when your husband sits you down after 27 years of marriage and tells you that he has found someone else -- a 30-year-old, blonde Swiss pastry chef no less.

Policies Are Evil

Liz Ryan | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

If we care about quality, and energy, and trust, we'll talk about situations that arise, and handle them in context, the way people have done in every society since the dawn of time.

11 Things To Look For In Your Divorce Lawyer

Henry Gornbein | Posted 08.18.2012 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

There are some things that attorneys should do to more effectively represent a client in divorce court.

11 Things All Good Divorce Lawyers Need To Know

Henry Gornbein | Posted 07.23.2012 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

People often become totally irrational during a divorce.

Can $250,000 buy a senator?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsIn the aftermath of Tuesday's Republican U.S. Senate primary in Nebraska, campaign finance watchdogs are concerned about...

7 Things Never To Say To Your Divorce Lawyer

Henry Gornbein | Posted 08.01.2013 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

I have specialized in family law for over 40 years. I have seen almost every possible scenario, and I would like to share some things clients have said to me that often are better left unsaid.

12 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Divorce Lawyer

Henry Gornbein | Posted 04.17.2012 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

Typically clients will need an attorney at the beginning of the case, but by the end of the divorce in many circumstances, the client's attitude -- sometimes justifiably -- is that the attorney didn't do enough for them.

How to Lead Like a Lawyer

Tom Fox | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business
Tom Fox

"Give me your best. It's the least you can do. It's also the most you can do. What more can I ask for? It's also important for people to judge their own work. Forget about being given gold stars by others. Judge something by your own standards."

Do Older Couples Divorce Better?

Abby Tolchinsky | Posted 03.05.2012 | Divorce
Abby Tolchinsky

While all couples contemplating divorce experience more than a measure of sadness, anger, perhaps fear and certainly disappointment, young couples, with short-term marriages, no jointly held assets and no children tend to negotiate intensely over "the stuff."

How To Get A Divorce In The New Year

Abby Tolchinsky | Posted 02.20.2012 | Divorce
Abby Tolchinsky

Holiday season and another new year often accompanies a good deal of soul-searching and taking stock on one's life. For some this leads to divorce, or contemplation of a divorce.

Baby Lisa's Parents Hire Attorney Who Defended Joran Van Der Sloot

AP | Posted 12.17.2011 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Associated Press) -- The mother of a missing Kansas City baby said Monday that she was drunk when her daughter disappeared, may have...

Avoiding Unethical Attorneys

Shawna Vercher | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business
Shawna Vercher

As the economy continues its path of decline, two things are increasing -- law suits and crooked schemes. What happens when both of these collide and attorneys are the culprit?

Key Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Startup Attorney

Doug Bend | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business
Doug Bend

One of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face is how to meet the legal requirements of their business, while balancing the need to preserve time and capital. Here are a few questions to consider when looking for a qualified, trusted business attorney.

Casey Anthony Judge To Attorneys: Stop Wasting Time

AP | Posted 08.20.2011 | Crime

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The judge in the Casey Anthony murder trial has scolded defense attorneys and prosecutors for wasting time as they argue about l...

Rene Hector Zepeda Pleads Not-Guilty To Foreclosure Break-In

Newport Beach, CA Patch | 8:17am | Posted 08.01.2011 | Los Angeles

A 72-year-old man and his attorney, who has been declared ineligible to practice law, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in connection with breaking into the ...

Why is the Role of a Divorce Attorney Complicated?

Henry Gornbein | Posted 06.08.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

Years ago divorces and family law or divorce attorneys were looked down upon in the legal profession...

When It Comes To Divorce Attorneys, What's Your 'Type'?

Stacy D. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Stacy D. Phillips

See if you can identify your attorney (the one you have or the one you want) in one of these descriptions and most important of all, assess whether th...

8 Things Your Prof Cares (or Doesn't Care) About in Class

Perry Binder | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Perry Binder

Do feel free to surf the web or text in class and don't hesitate to make fun of your professor for his strong New York accent. Just be sure to read the fine print when the final exam rolls around.

Divorce Lawyer Virgin? Here's How To Prepare

Henry Gornbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

A frequent question that I hear from clients is "How should I prepare for the initial meeting with a divorce lawyer?"