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Using Mediation to Keep Your Cool During Divorce and Beyond

(4) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 10:12 AM

While most divorcing parents try to make their split an amicable one, wading through the issues of parenting time, custody arrangements and child support can lead to turmoil for even the most well-intentioned of parents. The stress of the situation can continue even after the divorce is over.

A...

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Why Pets Matter In A Divorce

(9) Comments | Posted November 17, 2012 | 2:20 PM

Many pet owners treat their pets as if they are their own children, whether it be a dog, cat, turtle or gerbil. For these owners, the pet is an integral part of the family. But owner beware: in my experience as a divorce attorney, the pet that you love and...

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Post Recession Divorce: A Legal Roadmap To Help You With The Decision

(73) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 2:00 AM

The Great Recession set many individuals back both financially and personally. Careers were derailed, homes were lost and retirement accounts were depleted. The recession also created strife in many marriages when couples faced newly found economic hardships, causing many to consider divorce.

With the impact of the recession slowly...

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The Male Side of Divorce: What Men Need to Know

(284) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 2:40 AM

In divorce, it's commonly assumed that the soon-to-be ex-husband will get the short end of the stick in the divorce settlement -- whether it's losing the house or full child custody while also getting stuck with alimony and child support payments.

But men have just as much of a right...

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Celebrity Divorce: What It Can Teach Us

(7) Comments | Posted June 5, 2012 | 12:15 PM

Nobody does marriage and divorce quite like celebrities. Odds are not in favor of a celebrity marriage lasting a lifetime. In fact, many are over in the blink of an eye. And instead of looking at photos of the wedding, many celebrities end up looking at divorce papers.

What...

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Marriage Insurance: Why Even Happy Couples Need Prenups

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2012 | 9:22 PM

Wedding season has arrived and couples nationwide are spending an incredible amount of time and money making decisions about their future. However, what is shocking to me is the lack of time couples put into safeguarding their future should their marriage fail.

It may not be a...

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Trouble In Paradise? How To Tell If Divorce Is On The Horizon

(588) Comments | Posted January 17, 2012 | 11:00 AM

You've probably all heard the saying that "marriage is work," but if it's too much work and there are tell-tale signs of trouble in paradise, it behooves you to be smart and protect yourself should divorce loom on the horizon.

In my many years as a divorce attorney, I...

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Gen X vs. Gen Y: Till 'Blank' Do Us Part

(118) Comments | Posted September 7, 2011 | 12:10 PM

Fifty years ago, divorce was considered an uncommon choice for a couple to make, even if the relationship between the spouses had fallen apart. We've come a long way since then, or have we? You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who would argue that marriages should never end in...

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When is a Divorce Really Over?

(1) Comments | Posted June 7, 2011 | 10:35 AM

The Madoff Ponzi scheme could set off a new set of unusual demands for some of his investors--"divorce do-overs." Although this case is still in progress, it raises a number of issues for other couples who believe that their divorce settlements are final. In fact, as a result of the...

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