What last name do you use after your divorce? It's a confusing emotional decision for lots of women as they transition to their newly unmarried life. The choices are often complicated. If you took your husband's last name do you keep your married name?
Resistance reactions are the emotional reactions you have when going through a soul-crushing divorce. They are a coping mechanism designed to help you deal with the situation and a defense mechanism, a way to push back on the reality of a situation.
t's been said, timing is everything. And with divorce season upon us, it's a good time to consider how kids, at different stages including adulthood, experience their parents breaking up. You might be surprised by what the experts report.
I was recently contacted to potentially mediate a litigated divorce matter prior to trial, which is rapidly approaching. My name had been included on a list from the attorneys, along with two other mediators.
Men, women and kids whose lives are turned upside down by unfortunate family circumstances need to be embraced and supported -- not blamed or isolated -- when separation and/or divorce happens. Pope Frances said as much.
With this landmark decision from the United States Supreme Court, there is no longer anything called "same-sex marriage" or even "same-sex divorce." In its place, is now something we can all inclusively refer to as a marriage or divorce. This is the way it should have been all along.
Since this is the final article in this series, I am finally going to share the answer I gave the attorney colleague of mine who asked me the following question: "Any thoughts on how to make money as a family lawyer when you're not prepared to screw the other side?"
A great many of my family law attorney colleagues believe that mediation only works under such narrow circumstances, that almost no cases are appropriately suitable for it. They believe that mediation is only effective in family law cases under the following circumstances.
I'm going to say it over and over and over again until my last breath -- "Mediation" that is handled as a "settlement conference," but with a "mediator" rather than a judicial officer is not mediation.