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Divorce Litigation: Can Parents Afford the Real Price?

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 10.23.2015 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

When custody decisions are made by those who are focused more on financial issues than family issues, children's needs often get pushed aside in favor of other objectives. Relationships, balance and good will are not prime objectives in the battle of divorce, and the scars on your children's psyches are often overlooked in the legal blood-bath that ensues.

Divorce Lawyers Brace For 'Tsunami' After Ashley Madison Hack

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Divorce attorneys are bracing for a surge of new clients after the release Tuesday night of data stolen from the infidelity dating site A...

9 Wedding Vows Divorce Attorneys Would Write For You

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.10.2015 | Divorce

They may not seem like die-hard romantics but divorce lawyers are surprisingly well-suited to the job of writing wedding vows. After all, they've se...

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part II

Mark Baer | Posted 05.04.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Except for the years I was in Juvenile Dependency court, where mediation was available for each case set for trial (but not presently, because that court system does not now have the funds to do so), I can count on the fingers of one hand the times when opposing counsel suggested mediation.

6 Things Every Divorce Lawyer Should Tell Their Clients

Christian Denmon | Posted 04.20.2015 | Divorce
Christian Denmon

A bad divorce can destroy you and your spouse financially. Yet a strategic and intelligent divorce can lead to win-win results that both parties can live with so that they can move on towards brighter and better futures.

'Collaborative Divorce' Is Collaborative in Name Only

Mark Baer | Posted 07.12.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

It seems to me that as currently practiced, "Collaborative Divorce" is collaborative in name only and at best should be called "Cooperative Divorce."

Conscious Uncoupling: Helping Divorced Parents Avoid Unconscious Un-Parenting?

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 06.09.2014 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

When we hear anything about "consciousness" -- which means giving thought and serious attention to something before acting on it -- we're as uncomfortable as kids in a sex-ed class.

Must Parties Confirm That They Are Open to Settlement For Mediation to Be Effective?

Mark Baer | Posted 06.02.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I want to once again deconstruct aspects of Franklin Garfield's article titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?" because I find it an effective way of raising certain aspects of mediation, bringing about a discussion on those issues and educating people.

5 Ways To Avoid Losing Money To Your Divorce Lawyer

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 02.22.2014 | Divorce
Amandah Blackwell

Even though you may want your marriage to be over sooner rather than later, it's better to find a good divorce lawyer who'll work for you. Otherwise, you could end up paying more than what you expected to in the first place.

Divorce Confidential: Do I Need A Divorce Attorney?

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It is important to consider all issues before you make a decision on whether to hire an attorney or not. While legal representation is important, it is not always necessary.

Important Distinctions Between Litigation and Mediation

Mark Baer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Throughout the conference, the panelists kept reiterating that what occurs in court is state specific, "locale specific," and jurist specific. In other words, results vary from judge to judge based upon the judge's biases, beliefs, assumptions and values. I think this should really scare anyone and everyone.

The Surprising Prenup Trend Among Women

Posted 10.22.2013 | Divorce

If you think prenups are just for celebrities or the super wealthy, think again. According to a new survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial ...

5 Reasons To Consider Hiring A Divorce Attorney

David Centeno | Posted 11.17.2013 | Divorce
David Centeno

While a do-it-yourself divorce may be acceptable in some situations, but most people should consider hiring an attorney to represent his or her interests. Here are five reasons that a person should consider hiring an attorney during a divorce proceeding.

When the Law Is Involved, Do Notions Of Fairness Matter?

Mark Baer | Posted 09.28.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

When attorneys, mediators and others are involved in the process, their concepts of fairness may well differ from those of one or both of the parties and from those of the other professionals involved.

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...

Should Marriage Take Longer Than Divorce?

Amira Young | Posted 07.10.2013 | Divorce
Amira Young

Divorce doesn't need any extra punishment. Many men and women going through it already feel like failures without the help of any legal entities. There's got to be a way to prevent the pain. And, of course, not make some divorces last longer than the marriages themselves.

May I Practice Law... On You?

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 11.11.2012 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

Is the counselor fresh from 15 years of seeking property tax reductions for shopping centers any more qualified to represent a home buyer than a fresh-faced law graduate? Probably not, but only one of them is claiming "I have been focused on property law since 1997."

The Craziest Sh*t I Learned Working For A Divorce Lawyer

Janice Harper | Posted 04.18.2012 | Divorce
Janice Harper

I had no idea how funny divorces could be until I worked for a divorce attorney.

How Can Divorce Lawyers Face Off Against Their Friends?

Margaret Klaw | Posted 04.16.2012 | Divorce
Margaret Klaw

I have relationships with lawyers I've faced as opponents over and over again; we have a shared history. The fact of our lives as lawyers is that clients come and go, but our relationships with each other can endure for decades.

Signs Your Divorce Lawyer Sucks

Laurie Giles | Posted 09.11.2011 | Divorce
Laurie Giles

Divorce cases are often won or lost because of the lawyer involved. Are there are some obvious and not so obvious red flags that you hired the wrong lawyer? Absolutely. Here, are some to consider:

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...

12 Steps for Divorce Recovery

Lee Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Lee Block

Step 1: Admit that you are powerless in your marriage and that your lives together have come to an end. Like an addict, you have hit rock bottom in your marriage, and have tried everything to save it with no success.

Considering Divorce? 10 Tips From the Trenches

D. A. Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
D. A. Wolf

Are you edging toward divorce or smack in the middle of it? On the tail end, and hoping nothing falls through the cracks? As the saying goes, "If I k...

Just Listen -- How Prenups Kill Romance

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Prenuptial Agreements are intended to be legal instruments for agreeing on what should be done if and when a marriage ends. But what a prenup means is a totally different matter.