Being the nimble divorce lawyer

The makings of an affective divorce lawyer requires high dexterity. Dexterity is one of those words that you don’t use all too often. It crossed my path at the age of 9 or so, when playing Dungeons and Dragons (not sure that game is still around). Dexterity is a measure of a person’s agility in […]

Hurting yourself by not wanting more – a lesson for moms.

Many mothers receive child support.  In fact, given recent divorce statistics, more than half the mothers in the U.S. have had a divorce, where child support may have been part of the case.  While paying or receiving child support is standard fare in divorce, an ever alarming number of parents create bigger problems for themselves […]

Why divorce law is important you – the happily married spouse.

Most people talk of the 6 degrees of separation between themselves and Kevin Bacon, though unknowingly they are also one person away from someone needing family law help.  This topic of law is seemingly the topic that no one talks about.  Worse yet, the person that needs the legal help usually never finds help because […]

Holiday visitation for divorced parents

Happy Veteran’s Day!  Sure, it was yesterday – but most of the country observes this special day on the Monday following.  There are few others that are treated this way.  Veteran’s Day, for me, also signals the start of the Christmas holiday season – though lets not forget Thanksgiving.  Many divorced spouses have a schedule […]

Are swords plastic and shields foam in a divorce

A few people reached out to me from yesterday’s blog about my aggressive lawyer comment.   I’m thinking that it’s this issue that evokes fear in most when entering a divorce.  My personal experience is that when a divorce case starts, both spouses seem to sprint to the first divorce lawyer they can find, and […]

When is having a lawyer essential to my divorce?

For many spouses, the necessity of a lawyer is usually when the case is nearing a trial (and for the trial, itself).  However, the necessity of a lawyer usually exists because the spouse has not adequately prepared for trial, or conducted themselves properly in the middle of the case – which does affect how the […]

Moving on – Starting the case without a lawyer.

The idea of getting a divorce and moving on can lead to its fair share of anxiety.  The mixed bag of excitement and fear are common reactions when deciding to get a divorce.  Many spouses are hesitant, and by the time they make the first move in that direction, they have tortured themselves for months, […]