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. Usually, they can … but not always. That’s because when your lawyer gets involved, your … Read more about 10 Tips for How to Negotiate a Divorce Settlement That Doesn’t Suck
“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 makes sense to assume that you don’t need to hire two people when one person alone could do the job. Unfortunately, one person … Read more about Understanding the Divorce Mediation Process: Why You Need a Mediator AND a Lawyer
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
Getting divorced is not what it used to be. In “the old days,” (i.e. 25+ years ago) everybody got divorced pretty much the same way: they hired a lawyer, served their spouse with a summons, went to court, fought for awhile, and eventually settled or went to trial. Today, you have so many more … Read more about How to Choose the Divorce Process That Will Work Best for You
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 Tips to Help Make Mediation Work in Your Divorce
Just when you think you've heard it all, someone comes up with something new and, well, it kind of rocks your world a little bit. At least, that's how I felt when I read the latest news about the "Divorce Hotel." You check in on Friday married, and, after spending the weekend working with … Read more about Divorce Hotel … Really?!