Dating During Divorce
Can I date during my divorce? Most attorneys would tell you dating during your divorce is allowed BUT dating during your divorce is not ideal, to avoid it and generally advise against it for some of the following reasons:
What should you do when you are served with divorce papers?
1) Be proactive and do not ignore it or think it will go away.2) Set up consultations with at least 2-3 attorneys from different firms to find an individual that you can work well with.3) If you are going to represent yourself, become familiar with the law and seek out assistance/self-help that may be provided […]
How can I have a collaborative divorce when my spouse will not agree?
Educate your spouse on “Collaborative Divorce” by referring them to the Collaborative Professionals of Phoenix, Collaborative Divorce Illinois and/or the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Be assured that the team will be collaborative, so the parties do not necessarily have to be in order for this process to work. It is helpful for the parties […]
Should I represent myself Pro Se (meaning on my own without counsel)?
There is no right or wrong answer as each individual will have to decide this for themselves but here are some things to consider: With a little research, most people can find legal forms to use. People often think they can simply fill out the basic forms and then ask the Judge to grant the […]
Should I be thinking about parenting time for the holidays now?
Yes, now is the time if you need to file a motion to get the issue before the court to decide. If you already have a court ordered holiday plan, look it over to make sure you understand it. Sometimes special events occur on the holidays so you will want to address any modifications to […]
Why you should be open to Zoom in family law related matters?
1) You can be in the comfort of your own surroundings. 2) It doesn’t feel as confrontational as face-to-face meetings can be at times. 3) You can have something to focus on if you don’t want to make eye contact. 4) Remote access. You have a big convenience factor with no commute time either way. […]
Why is mediation often required to resolve parenting matters in cases without domestic violence?
It is in the children’s best interest to have parents reach mutual decisions concerning their children rather than an individual who knows little about the children other than a few hours in a contested hearing. Often when parents are told they will have to attend mediation on parenting issues I observe an eye role or […]
How Long Does It Take To Get a Divorce and How Much Does It Cost?
The true answer to both questions is that it is up to you and your spouse. If you both can look at the divorce as a business decision and do your best to take emotions out if the equation, you will be better off as the divorce will go quicker (months verses years) and the […]
What Should You Communicate With Your Attorney and Soon To Be Ex?
The long and short is communicate everything with your attorney and little with your soon to be ex. First, with your attorney, it is important to share relevant information about your case. This will include but not be limited to the following: Personal information; Date and place of marriage; Prior marriage counseling; Health issues including […]
Arizona here I come…
This has been a few years in the making, and I am very eager to dive right into family law practice in Maricopa County. My offices are located at 2390 E. Camelback Road, Suite 130, Phoenix, Arizona 85016 and 3133 W. Frye Road, Suite 101, Chandler, Arizona 85226. The office phone number is 602-529-6332. I […]
What are the seven best practices for parents when attending their child’s extra-curricular activities?
Make sure your child is properly fed and hydrated before and after the game. Sleep is also important for the child so try to have similar bedtime schedules in both households. The child should be in the proper attire and have his/her gear. Have your child show up to the practice or game ON TIME. […]
How long does it take to get divorced?
Answer: A few months to a few years depending on each case. The length of time it takes to get divorced depends on several factors but the strongest indicator is where the parties are each at in the process. Typically one party is ahead of the other and has processed their decision but the other may […]
What Happens at a Divorce Consultation?
The initial consultation with a divorce attorney is the first step in moving forward on the decision to get a divorce. Clients often wonder what to expect in the consultation process. Here are 7 things to expect in your consultation with an attorney. Prior to meeting with the attorney, the office will secure the names […]
What can parties do in the beginning of the divorce process to assure the likelihood of a non-adversarial divorce? To the extent possible, both parties need to be on the same page that a divorce is best for them and their children if they have them. In order to do this, it is advisable to […]