Recent blog posts

  • Divorce Initiation Strategies – The Negotiated Farewell

    August 6th, 2016

    We frequently receive phone calls from people who want to get divorced but have no idea where to start.  One of the first questions we ask is – “does your spouse know you are getting divorced?”  Surprisingly, the answer is often “no.”  A… View Article

  • Don’t Rule Out Mediators

    July 18th, 2016

    Our own Elinor Robin is quoted in Prevention Magazine’s newest divorce article – 11 Things Divorce Lawyers Say You Should Never Do. Take a look at number 11 – Don’t Rule Out Mediators.  The author, Judy Koutsky, says Don’t expect to come away… View Article

  • Parenting Partnerships: Stuck With Each Other Forever

    May 30th, 2016

    Co-parenting is forever.  We can divorce our spouses but we cannot divorce our co-parents.  Even if s/he is not around, the gap left in your child’s life is something you will have to deal with.  Whether your child is 2, 12, 20, or 42 this is… View Article

  • Before You Call It Quits

    April 24th, 2016

    This post is the first in Dr Jamie Williamson’s three-part series focused on applying Robert Sternberg’s Triangle Theory of Love to the age old question of “should I stay or should I go?”  See her well thought out explanation here –

  • Alimony Reform Bill Vetoed

    April 16th, 2016

    This week, a controversial alimony reform bill was once again vetoed by Governor Rick Scott.  In his veto letter Scott said that the legislation had “the potential to put the wants of a parent before their child’s best interest.” While… View Article

  • Start With Mediation

    November 1st, 2015

    According to Rachel Alexander, an attorney and divorce mediator practicing in New Jersey and New York, almost all divorces end up being settled without going to trial. Still, the majority of divorcing couples spend thousands of dollars preparing for litigation that… View Article

  • Take The High Road

    October 31st, 2015

    According to Tim Hoch, a Divorce Lawyer in Fort Worth, Texas, divorce will make you a better person OR a bitter person. And, you get to choose. For many of us, divorce is a prompt for saying and doing things we later… View Article

  • Don’t Focus On Now, Focus On Five Years From Now

    October 20th, 2015

    DC Divorce Attorney Brian Pearlstein finds that “clients often get caught up in the here and now and they forget about the future.” He says “wise lawyers will steer their clients away from today and prepare them for five years down… View Article

  • Mind Your Money

    September 4th, 2015

    According to Tim Hoch, a divorce lawyer in Fort Worth, Texas, before you step into the viper’s den of divorce court, take stock of your finances with an inventory that looks at your bank accounts, retirement accounts, and credit cards. Even… View Article

  • Stay CIear With Your Attorney

    August 1st, 2015

    When it comes to your attorney and  your divorce, nothing should be happening behind the scenes. According to Janet Bezler, a divorce attorney in Columbia, MO, “your attorney should share every detail of your case with you.” Remember, “your attorney is… View Article