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
You want a divorce, but you don’t want to spend your life’s savings in the process. You know you need help, but you’ve heard so many horror stories about how divorce lawyers make everything worse, that you’re not sure that you want or need a divorce lawyer. You’re tempted to go for a DIY … Read more about Should You Get a Divorce Without a Lawyer? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself
You walk out of the court room with a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. Your case just got continued for what seems like the hundredth time. It’s been dragging on for well over a year. Your divorce lawyer has doesn’t seem to care. He told you not to worry. Now you’re wondering whether a … Read more about Can You (Should You) Change Attorneys During Your Divorce?
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
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
Going to court is stressful. You want to make a good impression. You want the judge to listen to you. (Ok, let’s be honest. You want to win.) Knowing what to wear to court, and dressing appropriately, is an important first step both in getting your voice heard, and persuading the judge to rule in … Read more about Dressing for Success: What to Wear to Court
Everything happens in its own time, but, when it comes to divorce, it seems like nothing happens on time! The legal system is notorious for being slow. What’s even worse is that, if you don’t understand how the legal system works, you have absolutely no idea what is going on, or what to expect. … Read more about How to Set Your Divorce Timeline
Sue Ann Hamm, the now ex-wife of billionaire oil tycoon Harold Hamm, is said to be planning to appeal the $1 billion divorce judgment she recently received from an Oklahoma judge. Apparently she is disappointed with the outcome of the case and doesn’t think that it’s fair ... What??!!! How can one … Read more about Divorce Settlement: Should You Stand on Principle?
If Lying, Cheating and Bad-Mouthing Don’t Matter, What Does? I got an email the other day that really made me think. Essentially, it said, “My spouse has lied to me, cheated on me, and bad-mouthed me to the kids. Yet every lawyer I’ve talked to said the judge doesn’t care. I still have to give my … Read more about I Don’t Understand Why Divorce is so Unfair!
Regardless of your politics, or your opinion of Michael Moore, the controversial documentary film producer who has won critical acclaim for his movies Roger and Me, Bowling for Columbine, and Fahrenheit 9/11, we have all learned a lot from him over the years. Not only have we learned something … Read more about What We Can Learn from the Michael Moore Divorce
"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
When you're going through a divorce, there are a million different ways you can make it ugly. You start by hiring the most aggressive trial lawyer you can find. Then you give that lawyer free rein to engage in every dirty trick in the book. You go to court early and often. You air all of your … Read more about Going Through an Ugly Divorce: You Can Win the Battle and Still Lose the War
If you ever wondered why it is important to know what you are doing before you settle your divorce case, the answer is simple: a deal is a deal. Once you've agreed to settle your case, and you've signed all of the paperwork, and the judge has entered the judgment in court, it is extremely difficult … Read more about A Deal is a Deal: Overturning a Divorce Judgment is an Uphill Battle