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  • Understanding Guardian Ad Litem


    When parties to a divorce have children, it is not uncommon that one or both parents request that a Guardian Ad Litem be appointed.  A Guardian Ad Litem, often referred to as a “GAL,” is a neutral third party that is appointed by the court to investigate matters pertaining to the care and custody of […]

  • Greater Chance of Divorce in Second Marriages


    You fell in love, got married, and realized that something wasn’t right. You made the difficult decision to go through with a divorce, and when the time was right, you moved on and fell in love again. The second time around you may have been a bit older, wiser, more financially stable, and felt that […]

  • The Modern American and Divorce


    For decades it has been the common consensus that divorce rates continue to rise and that half of all marriages in the United States will end up in divorce. This theory began in the 1980’s when divorce was at its highest rate of 40% and was expected to continue to climb. However, researchers found that ever since then, divorce has been on […]

  • Social Media and Divorce


    We live in an electronic world. We have a wealth of information literally at our fingertips for a good portion of every day. While the advancement in technology has done wonders for us, it also has the potential to wreak havoc in our personal lives. With so many people sharing their personal lives on social media […]

  • Preparing for Divorce in the New Year


    The holiday season is now over and it is not uncommon that couples contemplating divorce decide to do so after the holidays.  If you and your spouse have already decided that a divorce is inevitable, there are a few ways you can start to prepare for what lays ahead. The following are a few things to […]

  • Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution


    Contested issues in Family Law cases do not necessarily have to be resolved through a judge’s ruling after an expensive and time-consuming trial. In fact, a speedy, cost-effective and fair outcome may be reached through Alternative Dispute Resolution. In addition, parties are often able to maintain more control over the outcome of their cases by […]

  • Divorce and Finances: Protecting your Assets


    Every divorcing couple’s situation is different, and it may come as no surprise that divorce can often be a costly process. That is why it is imperative to keep your finances in order and always consult with an attorney before making any decisions on what to do with marital assets when you are preparing for divorce. The […]

  • PTSD and Divorce


    PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a disorder characterized by failure to recover after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event.  While most individuals associate PTSD with soldiers coming back from war, it is a disorder which can affect anyone (and can lead to tension in a marriage). The most common symptoms of PTSD include: Reliving the trauma […]

  • Co-Parenting During the Holiday Season


    The summer has turned to fall and the kids are back in their whirlwind school routines.  It seems as if in an instant, the holiday season is upon us again. If you have recently gone through a divorce or separation, you are also adjusting to co-parenting children who now have parents in separate households.  Along with maintaining […]

  • When is Modification Used in the Family Court?


    Modification of a prior Paternity or Divorce Judgment is allowed when a material change in circumstances can be demonstrated and the issue is one that remained modifiable after the Judgment entered.  The terms of an original Divorce Judgment which are frequently modified include child custody, child support, alimony and health insurance. A family law attorney […]