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Divorce Procedures and Choices

Legal Consultations–Fee or Free?

WHY SOME LAWYERS CHARGE A CONSULTATION FEE AND SOME DON’T We are sometimes asked why we charge a consultation fee when some attorneys give free consults.  Our reasons are rooted in the quality of a potential client’s decision-making following the ...
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Family Offense Petitions

WHAT IS A FAMILY OFFENSE PETITION AND HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED ONE? DO YOU FEEL UNSAFE?  The breakup of a family, no matter how civil or calm, can be tense and stressful for all its members.  People ...
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Introducing Your New Love to Your Children

WHETHER, WHEN AND HOW TO INTRODUCE YOUR KIDS AND YOUR NEW SIGNIFICANT OTHER You’re divorced or separated and you’re dating someone you’re serious about. You want to introduce your new partner to your children. You want this introduction to go ...
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Holiday Blues

STRESS MANAGEMENT AT HOLIDAY TIME BEGINS WITH YOU There are many articles about ways to manage stressful family situations during the holidays, especially situations involving children.  There are articles about two-house families post-divorce, blended families (yours, mine, ours), loyalty to multiple families, stress around step-families, toxic and dysfunctional families, ...
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Divorcing and Difficult Conversations – Where to Begin

DEALING PRODUCTIVELY WITH CHANGE TAKES COURAGE — BUT IT’S WORTH THE EFFORT Getting separated or divorced often requires having many difficult conversations.  Sometimes it is hard to know where to start.  If you are in the process of divorcing or are ...
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High Net Worth Divorces

HIGH NET WORTH NEED NOT COMPLICATE YOUR DIVORCE  —  IF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT LAWYER Is yours a high net worth divorce? The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission(“SEC”) defines a “high-net-worth individual” as an individual with at least $1,000,000 managed by his/her ...
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Divorce–Now or Later? Or Much Later?

WHEN TO DIVORCE?  TIMING IS EVERYTHING. Deciding to divorce is one choice; deciding when to divorce is another. Some seek divorce quickly upon encountering difficulties in their marriage; others wait.  That wait might be months, or it might be years. ...
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Children’s Needs in Divorce

FEEDBACK FROM CHILDREN OF DIVORCED PARENTS — WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T One of our collaborative divorce colleagues interviewed a group of teens and young adults with divorced parents about their thoughts and feelings following the divorce. Their responses may ...
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Divorce — the legal process

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO WHAT HAPPENS IN DIVORCE Wishing you had a road map for your divorce? This article gives you the procedural basics. For purposes of this primer, we’ll assume the divorce case (called an action) is initiated by ...
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How to save money in your divorce

IF YOU LITIGATE, HERE ARE SOME MONEY-SAVING TIPS Let’s be honest: divorce costs money, and litigation is the most expensive way to do it. Here are my top 10 ways to economize in a litigated divorce: Gather as much financial ...
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