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When it comes to starting a family, you can't have your cake and eat it too

Fred Silberberg | Posted 11.22.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

A woman is 35 years old. She is unmarried. She wants to have a child. She realizes that her childbearing years are coming to an end relatively soon...

5 Topics You Need to Discuss With Your Divorce Lawyer

Vikki Ziegler | Posted 10.31.2016 | Divorce
Vikki Ziegler

When clients first contact me, they are often highly emotional, and understandably so. Divorce is complicated. Whether they arrived at their decision ...

Another Parentage Success Story

Fred Silberberg | Posted 09.13.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

You may recall the landmark Court of Appeal published decision obtained by our firm in 2014 known as Jason P. v. Danielle S. 226 Cal. App. 4th 167. That case created a change to decades old parentage statutes which barred a biological father who provided sperm to a physician for insemination into his unmarried partner from legal parentage status even where the father had a father-son relationship with his child.

Do You Want To Be Right? Or Do You Want To Be Happy?

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 08.04.2016 | Divorce
Robin Amos Kahn

Here's what I learned that would have been helpful at the time. You do not have to rush, unless there are financial arrangements that have to be made, but a final divorce agreement can wait until you've had some time to process the feelings.

What Your Divorce Lawyer's Hourly Rate Doesn't Tell You

Larry Sarezky | Posted 07.12.2016 | Divorce
Larry Sarezky

Question: When does a 3-minute call from a divorce lawyer who charges $300 per hour cost MORE than the same call from a lawyer who charges $400/hr.? ...

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?

How To Pick A Divorce Lawyer In 10 Steps

Karen Covy | Posted 06.30.2016 | Divorce
Karen Covy

When you are facing divorce, one of the first questions that comes to mind (after OMG, what the @&/$! am I going to do now?!!!) is, "How do I find a g...

Ceding Parental Authority in a Custody Case

Fred Silberberg | Posted 06.14.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

Cindy and John have been divorced for four years. They have three children: aged 10, 8 and 6. Cindy and John could not get along while they were marr...

8 Ways To Simplify Your Divorce, According To Attorneys

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 06.06.2016 | Divorce

Divorce, by nature, isn't easy. Luckily, there are some things you can do that will make the process just a little less difficult. Below, divorce lawy...

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...

Raising the Etiquette Bar: New York State Matrimonial Lawyers and the Challenge of Civility

Justine Borer | Posted 04.27.2016 | Divorce
Justine Borer

Some may scoff. Behaving properly may make us... well... proper, but it can't make us happy.

9 Signs Your Marriage Is Worth Saving, According To Experts

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 04.22.2016 | Divorce

The honeymoon phase was never going to last forever. Between parenting stresses, money issues and meddling in-laws, marriage troubles are pretty much ...

Lawyers for the Children in New York State

Justine Borer | Posted 04.04.2016 | New York
Justine Borer

Since 2007, New York State lawyers have served as "attorneys for the children" (sometimes also called "law guardians") in custody disputes in divorce proceedings. Before "attorneys for the children" existed, children involved with these proceedings had "guardians ad litem" for the suit.

Top 5 Reasons a Divorce Lawyer May Turn Down Your Case

Randall M. Kessler | Posted 03.21.2016 | Divorce
Randall M. Kessler

Divorce law is already tense and difficult enough. Lawyers must manage their cases as well as their clients' emotions. But it is not what we are good at or what we want to do, so if from the first instance, our potential client cannot remain somewhat calm and refrain from vulgarity or swearing, your lawyer may choose not to get involved.

Spousal Support for Men

Fred Silberberg | Posted 01.12.2016 | 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-...

Ira Israel: Mindful Divorce

Ira Israel | Posted 08.25.2016 | Divorce
Ira Israel

For those idealists and romantics who swear to love and cherish until death do they part, maybe it is time to update and revise the divorce laws to eliminate the loopholes, strategies, and games, and make the outcomes less acrimonious?

What I Learned From Sir Bob Geldof

Claire Naidu | Posted 12.10.2015 | Divorce
Claire Naidu

You may remember him from The Boomtown Rats, he starred as "Pink" in Pink Floyd's film, Pink Floyd - The Wall, he co-founded the charity group Band Ai...

Top 5 Things to Ask Your (Potential) Divorce Lawyer

Randall M. Kessler | Posted 10.06.2016 | Divorce
Randall M. Kessler

While there are many things you should ask your divorce lawyer, you should really also ask yourself many things such as simply "do I feel good about him or her."

When Enough Is Enough

Fred Silberberg | Posted 10.06.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

Is spousal support really supposed to last forever? Does every order that states support is to be paid "until death, remarriage or further order of court" mean that there will never be a reduction or even a termination in support? Case law tells us that the answer to that is no.

5 Reasons to Hire a Divorce Lawyer

Divorce Magazine | Posted 10.01.2016 | Divorce
Divorce Magazine

You'll need to make a lot of decisions that will affect the rest of your life -- at a time when emotions may overwhelm your ability to think clearly. So although not everyone needs a divorce lawyer, obtaining a good one is often in your best interests.

How To Fall In Love When Your Mom Is A Divorce Lawyer

Andrew Gelwicks | Posted 09.14.2016 | Comedy
Andrew Gelwicks

People fall in love. They make that leap of faith with easy confidence. Surrendering freedom, they hurl themselves into life's riskiest venture, making it seem completely natural. Not me.

Why I Quit Being a Divorce Lawyer to Help People Get Divorced

Jason Levoy | Posted 09.08.2016 | Divorce
Jason Levoy

Public legal services programs often offer limited assistance and you have to be practically broke to qualify for any public legal services. What if I took all the knowledge I had and used to help the people that needed it most?

Prenuptial Agreements/Postnuptial Agreements -- Public or Private?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 09.08.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

When we buy a house, the deed is recorded with the County Recorder. There is a public record of who the owner of the property is. If someone is injured on the property, it is relatively easy to find out who the responsible party is.

Empathy and Decision Making

Mark Baer | Posted 08.17.2016 | Divorce
Mark Baer

We are both members of The Esquire Network (TEN) and he has been mentioning that we seem to have very similar approaches to the practice of law and suggesting that we should discuss it further over breakfast. We did just that.

Is That Domestic Violence?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 08.10.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

People need to be educated that domestic violence is far broader than physical violence. People involved in contentious family law proceedings need to proceed cautiously and keep their emotions in check.