When you’re going through your divorce, choosing your battles will save a lot of time, heartache, and ultimately money. How can you make your divorce less stressful by letting things slide? By ignoring landmines like these.   5. Adultery Adultery is bad and you shouldn’t commit it. However, it’s not something you really need to put…

Two friends once sat at a table, sharing a dinner. Both were a year or so fresh off their divorces and settling into the idea in their own ways. The difference between these two friends was that one had gone through his divorce before having children, and the other had a young daughter and the requisite custody…

child custody

Putting together a fair and complete child custody agreement is no easy task. It’s complicated, the emotions run hot, and both parties usually forget how to compromise. However, some people base their custody plans on some facts they didn’t know aren’t facts at all.   5. The Courts Usually Side With The Mother Gender bias in custody hearings…

celebrity divorce

Every now and then, a rash of celebrity divorces breaks out, causing everyone to shift the judgement express into overdrive. Maybe we feel like it’s different when the people involved are famous, or maybe we just like escaping from our own reality. Either way, we tend to view celebrity divorces as different. They did it wrong,…

Most normal people don’t hope for a messy divorce. The majority of people who have to go through a divorce would like it to be as painless and quick as possible. While there’s no such thing as a perfect divorce, if you want to make yours into a complete and utter train wreck, try things like…

divorce mediation

Getting a divorce can quickly devolve into unmitigated warfare that redefines “futility.” There will always be that moment in the midst of the bickering and fighting that you’ll find yourself wondering why there’s not a better way. There is a better way, and it’s called mediation. Using a mediator instead of that “other” way has a number of…

One of the most difficult parts of family law is watching a custody battle play out. Too many times we, as lawyers, watch parents go to utter and complete war with one another over who gets to be more of a parent. Often we hear parents say they want to “win” their battle, and become focused on…

back child support

In the United States, an estimated 37.5 million parents are owed over $100 billion in unpaid child support. As hard as that is to understand, some non-custodial parents ignore this responsibility, and do not pay their court ordered child support. That leaves a lot of single parents in a tough spot, as they try to figure out…

While it makes for very compelling storylines; in reality, divorce is rarely like the movies make it seem. Unfortunately, a lot of people go into their divorce armed only with what they’ve seen in movies. That can be dangerous, since life rarely imitates art.   5. It Has To Be A Huge Courtroom Showdown While some…

divorce lawyer

Nobody likes getting a divorce. They do happen, unfortunately, and they can cause a lot of stress and anguish. A lot of people however, are making their divorce much harder than it needs to be.   5. Nobody Wins A Divorce Not only does nobody win these things, but everyone loses.  Going into your divorce thinking…

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