Category Archives: Divorce Litigation

The Differences Between Divorce Mediators and Divorce Lawyers

If you and your spouse have decided you will move forward with a divorce, you may consider mediation as an alternative to courtroom litigation. The mediation process involves you and your spouse meeting with a mediator who helps you navigate some of the important issues related to your divorce, including property division, child custody, child… Read More »

An Imbalance of Power May Pose Challenges for Mediation

Mediation is a great alternative to divorce litigation for couples that are willing to negotiate in good faith and who are willing to communicate and treat each other with respect throughout the process. If, however, there is an imbalance of power in the relationship dynamic of the couple, mediation might not be a suitable option…. Read More »

Factors that Influence the Length of Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is frequently used as a way to shorten the length of the divorce process, especially when compared to divorce litigation. However, there are still some factors that could make the mediation process itself take shorter or longer. Some of these factors include: Wealth: The number of assets you have and the value of… Read More »

Why It’s Important to Avoid Divorce Litigation

Divorce attorneys will frequently advise clients to go through mediation or collaborative divorce processes rather than rely on litigation. This is because the divorce litigation process can quickly become drawn-out, expensive and emotionally turbulent. Whenever a divorce case goes to litigation, you’re putting your timeline at the mercy of the court system, which in the… Read More »

Understanding the Potential Financial Costs of Divorce

Along with bringing emotional turmoil, a divorce can be financially disruptive. One of the first questions many spouses have once their marriage ends is how much the legal dissolution process will cost. Of course, no simple answer exists. Like marriages, each divorce is unique and various factors can affect the fees you will need to… Read More »

Coronavirus Delays Family Court Hearings, Impacting Many Litigants

As the coronavirus pandemic brought many aspects of normal life screeching to a halt in 2020, many courthouses were shuttered to all but the most pressing criminal and civil matters. Hearings and trials not considered critical have been pushed back and some family courts have refused to allow the filing of new non-essential or non-emergency… Read More »

Coronavirus Pandemic Makes Breaking Up Harder to Do

Ending a relationship is rarely easy, but the challenges imposed by the coronavirus pandemic are making it even harder for couples to separate, according to some observers. While partners whose relationships already showed strains may see tensions increase and new issues arise, stay at home orders and travel restrictions might keep people stuck in place… Read More »

Coronavirus Stress Leading Some Couples To Consider Divorce

When COVID-19 forced states to issue quarantine orders, few people knew what to expect or how long the restrictions would last. Now that the crisis has dragged on for several weeks, some couples are finding that marital troubles are part of the toll caused by the coronavirus. Close quarters and serious health fears have stirred… Read More »

What’s the Difference Between Collaborative Divorce and Mediation?

Divorce doesn’t have to be a messy battle with winners and losers. When spouses are willing to compromise with each other with the aid of trained professionals, the odds are increased that they’ll come out of a divorce with financial and familial arrangements that are acceptable to both and that form a foundation for future… Read More »

Who Gets the Frozen Embryo After Divorce?

If you’ve decided to get a divorce, you know you’ve got to settle some pressing issues, like how to divide your property and who will have responsibility for your kids. But what about “property” that could turn into kids? That’s what’s at stake when you have frozen embryos from your marriage stored for your later… Read More »