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Time Moves On But Destiny Lingers For Rolonda Watts

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 07.29.2016 | Books
Dustin Fitzharris

When Rolonda Watts launched her talk show in 1994 the last thing television needed was another. And she knew it. To get people's attention she shot a ...

Family Regulation -- Good or Bad?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 07.07.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

The real question is this: if we are willing not to interfere in the daily lives of those who end up staying in a marriage-happily or not, should we be interfering in the lives of those that choose to divorce?

The 'Divorce Court' Judge's Best Advice For Dating After A Split

The Huffington Post | Serina Mehrian | Posted 07.06.2016 | Divorce

It may sound counterintuitive, but finding love after heartbreak often starts with working to become strongest, most independent version of yourself ...

Court ... Can You Handle It?

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 05.13.2016 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

I had jury duty this week, and I was totally unprepared for all the emotions it stirred up. At first I was looking forward to it, wondering if I might...

10 Divorce Court Horror Stories, Straight From Attorneys

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.28.2016 | Divorce

There's nothing like divorce to bring out the worst in people. Just ask divorce lawyers. Below, attorneys who specialize in family law share the crazi...

Is It Possible To Spend Too Much Time With A Significant Other?

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 04.22.2016 | Divorce

Hanging out 24/7 can, in fact, cause relationship issues -- just ask Judge Lynn Toler of the television show Divorce Court. According to Toler, people...

What I Wore To My Divorce

Harper's Bazaar | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.20.2016 | Divorce

My best male girlfriend Manfred whispered that single word when he saw me emerge from a dressing room in the Beverly Hills Saks Fifth Avenue Bridal Sa...

4 Tips To Help You Succeed In Divorce Court

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 04.11.2016 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

Because your courtroom demeanor can influence a judge's opinion and thus the possible outcome of your divorce, it is important to begin preparing yourself for what to expect when your day in court arrives.

Are You Prepared for Your Day in (Divorce) Court?

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq. | Posted 02.29.2016 | Divorce
Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.

At your divorce trial, you can expect the judge to be businesslike as he or she hears evidence in your case. Do your best to keep your emotions controlled in court and answer any questions the judge asks in a calm manner, staying focused on providing complete and accurate answers.

The Pros And Cons Of Starting Your Divorce Proceedings In January

Forbes | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.26.2016 | Divorce

Ask a tax accountant to name her busiest time of year, and she’ll likely tell you it’s the weeks leading up to April 15. Ask a bookkeeper, and you...

Spousal Support for Men

Fred Silberberg | Posted 01.11.2017 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

Think about this concept. A couple separates. Wife makes more than Husband. Her income will enable her to live at a higher standard of living post-...

Mediation vs. Litigation

Karen Becker | Posted 12.15.2016 | Divorce
Karen Becker

A fraction of these couples see a different way of handling the battles. They see a way for both of them to actually be heard and a way for each of their thoughts to be considered when building a parenting plan. They see mediation.

12 Ways To Make Your Divorce As Expensive As Possible

The Good Men Project | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.11.2015 | Divorce

Over the years I have heard from countless people who would immediately divorce if it weren’t for fear of financial ruin.I won’t sugar coat it. Th...

False Allegations of Abuse Target Men in Divorce

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 11.16.2016 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

Divorce is almost never a simple process, and the introduction of protection orders or allegations of abuse instantly increase the complexity of the case, particularly for the purported offender.

Eleven Things You Learn Going to Divorce Court in Los Angeles

Rosemond Perdue Cranner | Posted 07.15.2016 | Divorce
Rosemond Perdue Cranner

Last week I got to spend time at one of Los Angeles' busiest hot spots: Los Angeles Superior Court's Stanley Mosk Courthouse. This is the court for anyone getting divorced within Los Angeles County. Los Angeles County divorce court is such a long name, let's just call it HELL for short.

Man Accuses Girlfriend Of Sleeping With 'The Entire Wu-Tang Clan'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment

What do you do if you think your girlfriend cheated on you with a bunch of rappers? Take her to court, obviously. In an episode of "Divorce Court" ...

10 Ways To Get the Hell Out of My Office As Fast As You Can

Krista Barth | Posted 06.06.2015 | Divorce
Krista Barth

So if you can't stay the hell out of my office, here are a few ways to get out as quickly, economically, and as painlessly as possible for the sake of your wallet and your sanity.

The Problem With Covenant Marriages and Fault-Based Divorce

Mark Baer | Posted 01.06.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On October 30, 2014, I was contacted by a reporter, who asked if I could explain the Arkansas "covenant marriage" law to them. Among other things, if...

Is Coffee-Shop Divorce Coaching an Alternative to Couch Therapy?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Would the comfy lounge chairs and soothing smell of lattes create the kind of inviting atmosphere, where people going through the most challenges conflicts of their lives, could open up and discuss their divorce?

What Do Marathons and Divorce Have in Common?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Most who have been through a divorce will tell you that it is a marathon, not a sprint. In order to get to the finish line without collapsing, it is helpful to have a coach guide you from beginning to end.

An Open Letter To My Ex-Wife

Michael Cheshire | Posted 03.11.2016 | Divorce
Michael Cheshire

Well today, our 20 year marriage ended in courtroom 2-D. When we came to this decision months ago, I felt like the world had ended. In truth, I was afraid of what life would look like now without you. But now, standing here, it seems much more survivable.

Top 5 Rules to Help You Through a Divorce Deposition

Stann Givens | Posted 07.23.2014 | Divorce
Stann Givens

Unless your case settles very quickly, there is a very good chance that the lawyer representing your spouse will schedule your deposition

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.

Dr. Drew on What All Americans Should Know About Divorce and Family Court

Dan Schawbel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Divorce
Dan Schawbel

In the following interview Dr. Drew Pinsky talks about why he decided to be part of Divorce Corp, why he believes people should still get married despite the divorce rate in America, how he would change the family court system so that it's fair, and his best advice for you.

'Divorce Court' Judge Lynn Toler Has Some Advice That Could Save Your Marriage

Posted 01.27.2014 | Divorce

Years of presiding over bickering couples has taught "Divorce Court" judge Lynn Toler something you might not expect: the secret to staying married. ...