In family law mediation, the task of finding a solution lies with the involved parties, not with the court. By avoiding court, mediation participants save time, money, energy, stress, and paperwork. Since one of the main reasons for conflict is miscommunication,...read more
Parents sometimes disagree about their children’s choice of school and their education. Decisions such as which school children will attend, placement in advanced or special classes, or extra curricular activities can be in conflict between parents. But when parents...read more
For you, how may your child’s graduation effect your Child Support? If you pay or receive child support and your son or daughter is graduating, it is important to understand how this will effect your current child support order. Termination of child support is...read more
"Advice For Boomer Same-Sex Couples Facing Divorce" syncs nicely with my blog posts last month on adoption in all types of families including same-sex couples. In many married same sex couples, their unique financial concerns are compounded upon retirement. Nancy is a...read more
Your income taxes have been a hot topic all year due to the changes ushered in by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017 by the Trump Administration. Tax credits and deductions relating to families and family law issues require a new understanding of how it...read more
Families today come in a mosaic of traditional, blended, biological and single-parent structures with the core ideology of a caring, supportive family unit. Beyond marriage and birth certificates, a traditional nuclear family requires little legal intervention to...read more
The ending of a marriage is never easy. There are always more issues to confront than anyone realized including property distribution decisions, new estate planning, support issues, and, of course, if there are children, parenting plans bring up the most anxiety and...read more
While December is full of holiday and good cheer, January is known for less happy tidings, such as an increase in divorce filings. As Claire Nowak explains in her article This Is Why January Is the Biggest Month for Divorce: "Since January is a time for making...read more
Said no one ever! And yet, just after the holidays we see a spike in divorce filings. Maybe it's because couples don't want to tarnish holiday memories with talk of divorce. Maybe it's more about starting the new year fresh. But whatever the reason, there's a...read more
Prenuptial agreements (prenups) are something for the rich and famous of Hollywood, but does Average Jane or Joe really need one? Most fiances are afraid that if they need a prenup it’s a prediction of things to come and they will surely end up divorced. Today half...read more
We are in the middle of August and the count down to the holiday season is here. Has your co-parenting been smooth or rocky this year? Take the time now to reflect and let go of what you can and address what you can with your co-parent in advance of the year-end...read more
Most people plan their weddings a year to two years in advance. Why don’t we do the same thing for divorce?
Divorce is a complex and often intimidating process, even for uncontested cases. The most challenging aspects usually involve how to divide parenting time and responsibilities, the close second is protecting and preserving your assets while trying to divide them at...read more
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