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Are You Certain That Your Lawyer Is Not Impaired?

Mark Baer | Posted 06.14.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I have written a number of articles about the negative impact that certain "types" of attorneys have made on our "system of justice." The first articl...

What Is "Collaborative Divorce" Without Collaboration?

Mark Baer | Posted 05.22.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

The concept of collaborative divorce resonates deeply with me. As I have written in the past, "Collaborative divorce truly does incorporate all of the...

The Right Result

Margaret Klaw | Posted 05.11.2014 | Divorce
Margaret Klaw

I have a bone to pick with my fellow family lawyers. Some of my brethren and sistren have a tendency to conflate what the law dictates should happen and what is right.

10 Ways To Sort Through Your (Complicated) Divorce Decree

Terri Weiss | Posted 04.26.2014 | Divorce
Terri Weiss

That darn agreement took months, maybe years, to negotiate and finalize. The court papers? They followed what feels like a lifetime of anguish. Yet, after all that, you're not completely sure you know what you need to do next. The agreement is longer than The Bible, and full of legal gibberish.

When It's War

Terri Weiss | Posted 04.12.2014 | Divorce
Terri Weiss

Punishing court orders pelt you until you can hardly see straight. The motions keep coming; you're in court all the time. Child Protective Services is pounding down your door and your in-laws are pressing charges. You're broke; you're incarcerated; you're terrified. Sound like a nightmare? For many, it's reality.

How to Deal With the #1 Complaint About Divorce Lawyers

Nancy Kay | Posted 03.25.2014 | Divorce
Nancy Kay

Although most people remember to ask a divorce lawyer how much they charge per hour and how much experience they have with divorce cases, there is something even more critical that you should find out as early as possible:

How to Become a Divorce Lawyer

Felix Tarcomnicu | Posted 03.13.2014 | Business
Felix Tarcomnicu

If you fancy a career as an attorney at some point down the line, you must determine the area of expertise you prefer. Remember, no attorney is capabl...

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.

Should You Keep The Marital Home? This Infographic Will Help You Decide

Christian Denmon | Posted 02.08.2014 | Divorce
Christian Denmon

Most states uphold what is called an equitable distribution of assets, which insures that both spouses receive a certain portion of the marital home unless otherwise stated in the court documents.

4 Questions To Ask When Going Through Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.03.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

In a divorce there are a million concerns that are swirling around in your head as you embark on this daunting and overwhelming process. One of the ways to ease your concerns is to be educated about the divorce process.

Things to Consider Before Litigating

Mark Baer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime
Mark Baer

As you can see, decisions rendered in court are not based on all of the evidence -- just all of the legally admissible evidence

Aggressive Lawyering Is Counter-Productive

Mark Baer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

If clients stopped requesting and otherwise seeking out destructive lawyers who are making a tremendous amount of money doing nothing but wreaking havoc and destroying families among other things, the supply of such lawyers would decrease.

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 Busiest Day Of The Year For Divorce Lawyers Is...

Posted 10.03.2013 | Divorce

What day of the year is the busiest for divorce lawyers? Laura Wasser, divorce lawyer to the stars, stopped by HuffPost Live on Thursday to dish on...

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.

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...

The Divorce Credential

Margaret Klaw | Posted 08.11.2013 | Divorce
Margaret Klaw

So what about divorce? Does it add to a divorce lawyer's knowledge and skills to have personally gone through that storm herself? I'm not sure about this, either. The question seems absurd when applied to other areas of law.

The Law Is a Baseline and Nothing More

Mark Baer | Posted 08.10.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Consider the impact of a family systems and service based approach, meaning that there are value-added inputs being offered to the families, rather than merely a brokering of deals.

What Does Mediation Really Mean?

Mark Baer | Posted 07.29.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Those involved in the legal system have created confusion in the marketplace regarding the concept of mediation itself. If those involved in the legal system don't know what mediation is supposed to be, how can we expect the general public to grasp the concept?

What You Need To Know When Choosing A Divorce Lawyer

Kate Scharff | Posted 07.17.2013 | Divorce
Kate Scharff

Don't allow your spouse's bullying or your own anxiety to force you into any sudden moves. Choosing a divorce lawyer is one of the most important things you'll ever do. Researching options will pay huge financial and emotional dividends -- for the rest of your life.

LOOK: This Law Firm Makes Us LOL

Posted 05.16.2013 | Divorce

Think you got saddled with a bad attorney in your divorce? If the photo below is any indication, it could have been a lot worse. We'd call thi...

10 Things Divorce Lawyers Don't Want You To Know

SmartMoney | Catey Hill | Posted 06.18.2012 | Money

SmartMoney: Our heart-to-heart on why it costs so much and takes so long to get out of wedlock. 1. You'll pay more than the advertised rate -- w...

What To Expect When Meeting With A Divorce Lawyer

Jennifer Brandt | Posted 06.02.2012 | Divorce
Jennifer Brandt

Divorce is a major decision, and I want you to be sure before you take the next step. You might not be happy about ending your marriage, but you at least need to be confident that is the right direction for you.

Why More Divorcing Couples Are Fighting Over Fido

AP | By SUE MANNING | Posted 02.28.2012 | Divorce

LOS ANGELES -- They still fight like cats and dogs in divorce court. But more and more they are fighting about cats and dogs. Custody cases involving...