Even the most factually challenging matters and those with parties with strong personalities can be resolved in mediation. That being said, there are many different mediation myths and misconceptions that are simply not true.
It’s critical to exercise caution and understand how to handle the Internet during divorce
While it is certainly true there are unscrupulous lawyers who take advantage of clients in vulnerable positions, proceeding with your divorce without legal counsel is rarely a good idea. Consulting with competent counsel early will save spouses considerable time and money.
Although recording your spouse or children during your divorce may seem like a good way to gather evidence for your case, the reality is that clients must be extremely cautious when doing so, or risk criminal repercussions.
A collaborative law divorce is different than mediation in that the collaborative process, the dispute is resolved without litigation pending, such as a complaint for divorce. The way to think of a collaborative divorce is as a team effort. The parties and their counsel meet and discuss the case. When an expert is needed, […]
I think most couples are ideal for both mediation and collaborative law. The difference is when you’re in mediation a complaint’s been filed and you are in litigation. You have the deadlines of the court hanging over you. In the collaborative law process you can work within your own pace and therefore you don’t have […]
That’s a great question. The prenuptial agreement is a contract between two people who are contemplating marriage and is effective upon the date of the marriage or civil union. The agreement should include all property of the parties including their business, real estate investments, retirement accounts or pensions and debts. When I prepare a prenuptial […]
If a prenuptial agreement’s prepared in accord with requirements of the statute, it should not be set aside. It must be signed by the parties voluntarily and must be conscionable. The parties must each provide full and fair disclosure of the earnings, property and the respective financial obligations. If there is a waiver of financial […]
The following are typical misconceptions about “winning your divorce” that family lawyers often hear from clients, and explanations to help clients understand and set realistic expectations for the process.
A misunderstanding over finances or access to children could create a very painful post-divorce situation, which the use of a certified legal translator could prevent.