If you're going through a divorce, you know you need a divorce decree. You know it's an important document. But there are so many documents involved in divorce. You may not be entirely sure what a divorce decree is, or what should be in it. Yet, because your divorce decree IS so important, it's … Read more about Everything You Need to Know About Your Divorce Decree BEFORE You Sign It!
Divorce Process - How to Get a Divorce
Even when you have a divorce lawyer, making divorce mistakes is surprisingly easy. That's because most people aren't exactly at their best when they are getting a divorce. Honestly, it’s hard to operate at the top of your game when your entire life has just imploded and it feels like you’re walking … Read more about 21 Divorce Mistakes You DON’T Want to Make!
If you want to divorce your spouse without ending up as mortal enemies, what do you do? Having an amicable divorce sounds appealing. But you’re not exactly sure you and your spouse can pull that off without help. You’ve heard that Collaborative Law might be a good option. But you don’t have the … Read more about Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Collaborative Law and Divorce
Preparing for mediation is like preparing for trial. You either know what you’re doing and you do it right, or you risk losing everything. Of course, going through mediation is not nearly as dramatic as going to trial. In mediation you don’t have pin-stripe suited lawyers making impassioned … Read more about Preparing for Mediation in 5 Simple Steps: Your Keys to Mediation Success
Anyone facing a divorce has probably heard the term "divorce process" thrown around. But, they might not be 100% sure what the term "divorce process" really means. That's not surprising. The term "divorce process" means different things to different people. To most ordinary humans, a"divorce … Read more about Everything You Need to Know To Choose the Right Divorce Process For You
Have you ever tried to play a game without understanding the rules? If you have, chances are, the game did not go well for you. You probably lost big time. Going through a divorce is similar. If you want to have any chance of getting through it well, you have to understand how divorce … Read more about The Real Truth About How Divorce Works: 10 Rules You May Not Know
You’ve been wrestling with the idea of getting a divorce for months – maybe years. You’ve finally decided that you’re ready. (Or you’ve realized that, ready or not, you just can’t take it anymore!) You know you want a divorce. The biggest question you have now is: Now what? The Biggest Challenge … Read more about I Want a Divorce! … Now What? (7 First Steps When You’re Facing Divorce)
Everything happens in its own time. But, when it comes to divorce, it seems like nothing happens on time or in time! It’s bad enough that getting a divorce is like having an ice-pick driven through your heart. But the way that divorces drag on and on makes the pain so much worse. You wish you could … Read more about How to Set A Divorce Timeline (That Works!)
Mediation costs less money, takes less time, and gives you more privacy and control over the outcome of your divorce than contested litigation ever will ... when it works. The problem is, it doesn’t always work. If your spouse is determined to fight to the death, or is purposely hiding money, or … Read more about 10 Divorce Mediation Tips to Make Your Divorce Mediation a Success
No one in their right mind wants to spend years of their lives, and tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars fighting a contested divorce. That’s probably why so many people start their divorce believing that it will be uncontested. They want to believe their divorce will be amicable. A few … Read more about If One of These Things is True, You’re Headed For a Contested Divorce
If the thought of going to a divorce hearing terrifies you, you’re not alone. Divorce court is terrifying – not only because it’s completely different than anything you’ve ever experienced before, but also because you have so much at stake. Actually, you have everything at stake. If you want to … Read more about 20 Smart Tips to Get Through Your Divorce Hearing with Ease
Most lawyers will tell you not to even try to negotiate a divorce settlement with your spouse. That’s because most lawyers believe that they can negotiate for you better than you can negotiate for yourself. After all, they have studied negotiation strategies. You haven't. Usually, they can … but … Read more about 10 Negotiation Strategies: Negotiating a Divorce Settlement That’s Fair
Among those who want to get divorced amicably, collaborative divorce is all the rage. It keeps you out of court, prevents your private affairs from becoming a public spectacle, and is a “kinder and gentler” way to divorce. But, it doesn’t work for everyone. The question is: will the Collaborative … Read more about Pros and Cons of the Collaborative Divorce Process: Is it Right for You?
The court room is packed. Lawyers are milling around the front of the room, waiting for the judge. Some ooze confidence. Most are stressed. A few look bored. Outside the low wooden gate that separates the lawyers and the judge from the rest of the world, nervous litigants pack the wooden benches – … Read more about The #1 Myth About Going to Divorce Court
Divorce litigation sucks for a whole lot of reasons. It is expensive, time-consuming, and ugly. But saving time, money, and energy are not the only reasons why you should avoid litigating your divorce. There are other, deeper reasons. What is Divorce Litigation, Anyway? According to Black’s … Read more about The 3 Real Reasons Divorce Litigation Sucks
Going to court without a lawyer is rarely a good idea. Getting divorced without a lawyer, where your children, your assets, and your future income are at stake, is a really bad idea. Yet, sometimes, you don't have a choice. You may not have the money to pay a divorce lawyer. Or, your divorce lawyer … Read more about DIY Divorce : What to Do if You Have to Go to Court Without a Lawyer
“If I’m going to mediate my divorce, why do I need a lawyer, too?” It’s a logical question. Many mediators are lawyers. If you have a mediator who is also lawyer, it's natural to assume that you don’t need to hire a lawyer AND a mediator. I mean, why hire two people when one person alone could do … Read more about Mediating Your Divorce? Here’s Why You Need a Mediator AND a Lawyer
The minute the word “divorce” enters your consciousness, your brain gets flooded with questions: “What do I do now?” “How am I going to survive?” “What will happen to the kids?” “Will I spend the rest of my life alone?” All of those questions are important to ask yourself at some point. But … Read more about The 3 Most Important Questions in Divorce
Collaborative divorce is an alternative to fighting to the death with your spouse in court. Using the collaborative process you can resolve your case your way, in private, out of court. The collaborative process will also help you preserve at least a civilized relationship with your ex so … Read more about How to Get a Collaborative Divorce: Don’t Let Your Divorce Lawyer Fool You
The Rhythm and Timing of Divorce The two questions a divorce lawyer hears more than any others are: how much does a divorce cost; and how long does a divorce take? The answer to both questions is the same: it depends. What Affects How Long a Divorce Will Take? According to statistics, a typical … Read more about How Long Does a Divorce Take?
Ever since Gwyneth Paltrow described her split from musician husband Chris Martin as a “conscious uncoupling” rather than a “divorce” experts have been falling all over themselves to talk about conscious uncoupling, and weigh in about whether it’s a good or bad thing. Interestingly, until Gwyneth … Read more about How to Get Divorced like Gwyneth Paltrow: Is Conscious Uncoupling for You?
"The divorce judge is biased against me!" "She won't let me talk." "I just want to tell the divorce judge what really happened." I hear people saying this all the time. I can see that they are frustrated and that they feel like the court system is unfair. The problem, though, isn't necessarily that … Read more about Why Won’t the Divorce Judge Listen to Me? Getting Your Voice Heard in Divorce Court
We've all seen the dramatic scene on TV. The court room is packed. Both parties are standing at separate tables with their attorneys hovering close by, whispering in their ears. Then the judge bangs down the gavel and exclaims: "You're in contempt of court! Sheriff! Take that person away!" It all … Read more about You’re in Contempt of Court! How Not to Get Thrown in Jail by Your Divorce Judge
If you want to get divorced, you have to go to court, right? The answer is yes .... and no. Only a judge has the power to divorce you. So, yes, if you want to get divorced, at some point you (or in some jurisdictions, just your attorney) have to appear in front of the judge. But, just because you … Read more about Is Your Divorce Case Going Nowhere in Court? Try Family Law Arbitration