Previously we talked about mediation and settlement agreements, but this begs the question of what happens when settlement negotiations fail. Impasse. Final Hearing. Court. This is the beginning of the true end of your case. If you have not had depositions in...
After the laborious discovery process is complete, or at least significantly underway, the next step in a divorce case will be the settlement and mediation phase. During this time, you have the most control and input over the fine...
Previously, we talked about Temporary Relief and the types of things that can be handled and serve as a band-aid while your case is progressing. You may wonder, "What are we waiting for? Why can’t we just make the final decisions...
  I want to talk about the phase of your divorce when you are really in a type of limbo and have no idea how to resolve the very immediate needs of your newly separated family.  That is where the...
In my last article, "The Case Starts," I talked about initial pleadings, specifically the Petition, the Answer, the Counter-Petition, and the Answer to the Counter-Petition. Within the initial pleadings, you and your lawyer will ask for the outcomes that...
You have made the tough decision, or the decision has been made by your spouse, that you are divorcing. In the middle of all the mixed emotions you are dealing with, the five stages of grief, and the common...
As a divorce lawyer, I get phone calls and referrals straight to my office from people I don’t know. But, most often, the first time I have contact with someone in the middle of marital discord is through a...
My husband and my children are more affectionate than me. For two of them, their love language is physical touch. Therefore, showing love in physical ways comes more naturally to them. My love language is acts of service. So,...

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Anyone that knows me knows I am a yeller. I talk loud, whether I am in a happy mood or feeling sad. It also means I yell even if my children are not in trouble. The yelling does not...
For our twentieth anniversary celebrated this summer, my husband and I met in the same space, on the same steps, at the very same time of the very same day as our original ceremony and renewed our marriage vows. This...

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