Divorce has a reputation for turning ugly and ending up in court, with spouses fighting over who gets what commemorative dish or favorite chair. While this can happen, a divorce can also remain relatively calm, with both parties simply agreeing that staying married is no longer a good idea. If both spouses think they're able to divide up property without much disagreement and both want to avoid an … [Read more...] about The Importance of a Collaborative Divorce Coach
Modern technology has given clients more and more ways to communicate with their attorneys. Phone calls and emails are still the most common methods. Video conferencing services like Zoom now allow clients and attorneys to meet face-to-face. It is very important for you as the client to communicate with your attorney, of course, but what is the best way to do so? Here are three tips on … [Read more...] about 3 Tips to Communicating with Your Divorce Attorney
Mediation is often an overlooked solution for many couples considering divorce. The process can result in something more amicable and leaves the couple in a better position than a highly conflicted litigated case. Here are 4 reasons to consider to Divorce Mediation. Retain Greater Control of the Case The Parties discuss how they want to resolve the issues in their divorce. This gives … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons to Consider Divorce Mediation
The media has often depicted divorce as a nasty, difficult, and a heartbreaking process. Many people facing the reality of a divorce wonder, “Is my divorce going to be like this?” or “Is there a right way to divorce?”. Here are 4 suggestions on how to divorce the right way. Stay Cordial, Avoid Drama To divorce the right way is to be as civil and cordial as possible with the other spouse. It … [Read more...] about What is The Right Way to Divorce?
Communication between you and your divorce attorney is a critical part of the divorce process. Importantly, there should be no secrets between you and your lawyer. Here are four important pieces of information that you should receive from your attorney. Case Overview Before your case begins, your attorney should give an overview of the divorce process so you know what to expect. It is … [Read more...] about 4 Things Your Attorney Should Tell You During a Divorce
The concepts of a Collaborative Divorce are simple by definition. The couple settles the issues amicably, thus eliminating the need for divorce litigation. But many couples do not understand the details of a Collaborative Divorce. Here are five common misconceptions about Collaborative Divorce. Collaborative Divorce is Expensive – False Collaborative Divorce will cost you money, but it … [Read more...] about 5 Common Misconceptions About Collaborative Divorce
There is a divorce joke that goes, “Why does divorce cost so much? Because it’s worth it!” This may be humorous but it’s not very funny, certainly not when thousands of dollars of legal expenses are adding up. There are smarter and less expensive ways to get a divorce than without litigating in the court system. Court is Often Unnecessary Despite what TV and movies would lead you to believe, … [Read more...] about Why Should I Want to Stay Out of Divorce Court?
The brief answer is, yes. California has had No-Fault divorce since 1969. A No Fault Divorce has many benefits for the couple getting the divorce, for their children, and even for the court. Here is a brief overview of no-fault divorce in California. What is No Fault Divorce? In filing for a divorce, the spouses do not need to allege a reason for the divorce. This is what is meant by … [Read more...] about Does California Have No-Fault Divorce?
A priority of any family that is going through divorce is to find a good divorce attorney. Defining “good” depends entirely upon the circumstances of your divorce, but there are a few fundamental attributes that every good attorney should have in order to achieve the best results possible. Here are three attributes a good divorce attorney should have. Honesty is the Best Policy A good … [Read more...] about Attributes of a Good Attorney
Many times, when people are handed divorce papers, the evitable question arises which is “What is this divorce going to cost me?” We have some insight into how divorce will affect you, financially and emotionally. Financial Cost “How much is this literally going to cost me?” Divorce can get expensive in California. An average divorce, even if it's not heavily litigated, costs $15,000 … [Read more...] about How Much is This Divorce Going to Cost Me?