Category Archives: Divorce Litigation

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 »

Should You Wait to Get Divorced Until the Children Are Older?

Today, the idea of staying married for the sake of the children seems antiquated. The notion that divorce is in itself damaging to children has largely been debunked, and the prevailing professional opinion seems to favor children being raised by happy parents, whether those parents remain married or not. But is there a case to… Read More »

When Mediation Won’t Suffice: Six Scenarios Where You Can’t Negotiate a Divorce

Mediation is the best option to end a marriage. By helping you and your spouse negotiate a settlement, mediators not only save you from the high cost and even higher stress of divorce court, but also increase the odds that you’ll both be happy with how you left things. But as beneficial as mediation is,… Read More »

Moving On from Mediation: What to Do If You Don’t Reach a Settlement

From lower costs to quicker results to improved odds of finding a viable agreement, there’s no shortage of benefits to using mediation when you’re getting a divorce. But even with all these benefits, not all couples resolve their issues in mediation. It’s important to be aware of your other options, so if you and your… Read More »