As a parent, it can be intimidating and frightening to realize you need to hire a child custody attorney. Despite the best efforts to fairly divide parenting responsibilities during the divorce process, there are times when the settlement agreement is no longer in the best interest of the child (or children), and legal counsel and […]
What If a Parent Doesn’t Exercise Their Court Ordered Parenting Agreement?
When going through a divorce, determining parenting time (also known as visitation) is a major consideration, and involves many factors such as the geographical proximity of the parents, the age of the child or children, and potential limitations such as work schedules, medical issues or other special needs of the parents and / or children. […]
Five Legal Steps to Take After Divorce
For many couples, getting a divorce is a stressful and emotionally painful process. Whether you and you ex chose to dissolve your marriage through divorce mediation, uncontested or collaborative divorce processes, or went through the contested divorce court process, receiving the final legal judgment that your divorce is official can bring about a mixture a […]
How To Choose a Divorce Mediator
Divorce mediation is an increasingly popular process for couples who are seeking a divorce. A divorce mediator acts as a neutral third party to help with the communication and negotiation of a mutually acceptable divorce agreement. The divorce mediator is there to assist and provide guidance, but does not use their judgement to influence decision […]
What is a Collaborative Divorce?
Collaborative divorce is a new form of dispute resolution in the practice of family law and is a legal method where the lawyers for both sides work with their clients to find solutions to their conflicts by use of cooperation rather than adversarial litigation. Collaborative Divorce Participation Agreement For a collaborative divorce, both individuals and […]
What Do Family Law Attorneys Do?
Attorneys often use the term “family law” to describe their practice area. However, the term family law can sometimes be confusing or deceiving. Although it may seem like family law encompasses anything related to families, it actually is a somewhat narrow and specialized area of law. What types of legal issues fall under the category […]
Top 6 Things to Know When Working with an Attorney
For many people, the first (and sometimes only) time they will need the assistance of an attorney is during a family law case. Working with a family law attorney generally does not come with a handbook. However, there are some things that are helpful to know when you retain an attorney. Here are 6 things […]