Posts Tagged: family law

Getting the Most Out of Your Family Law Retainer

Going through a divorce or child custody issue can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be hard on your wallet. Attorneys typically ask for a retainer fee before a case begins, and they return anything left over after the case is settled. Sometimes clients get a large portion back; in other cases, they are… [...]

Study Highlights Reasons Why Couples Seek a Divorce

A study by Co-operative Legal Services found that poor lifestyle and financial planning were two main reasons that couples sought a divorce. The study polled both married and divorced couples in hopes of pinpointing the biggest factors that lead to marital dissatisfaction and divorce. Marital Dissatisfaction Simply having an in-depth discussion about important family matters… [...]

6 Ways to Prepare Yourself for Living Alone after a Divorce

For many people going through a divorce, the prospect of moving out and living alone can be scary.  Although people cope in different ways, there are certain things you can do to make the adjustment easier.  Below, we look at six things you can do to simplify the process. 1)  Change the scenery – Regardless… [...]

Appeals Court Reverses Prenuptial Agreement

A New York mother has made headlines after an appeals court overturned an odd prenuptial agreement with her millionaire husband. Elizabeth Cioffi-Petrakis, 39, said the prenup she agreed to before she got married stood to leave her with almost nothing.  After a lengthy court battle, Cioffi-Petrakis was able to convince an appeals court that not… [...]

5 Ways to Avoid Divorce

Divorces come in all shapes and sizes.  Some divorces are the accumulation of hundreds of small events over the years, while others are the result of a major incident.  Recently, the Huffington Post surveyed 100 couples about what constitutes a “dealbreaker” in marriage.  Below are the top five things each couple should avoid if they… [...]

5 Steps for Introducing Your New Partner to Your Children

Divorce usually takes an emotional toll on all involved.  While you may feel happy or encouraged by your fresh start, the separation of their mother and father can be extremely hard on kids.  While everyone deserves to be happy, it’s important to properly address your children’s emotional state before jumping back into the dating pool. … [...]

Parenting Consultants Not Always Helpful

As family courts continue to be burdened with increasing divorce and custody issues, some couples are turning to “parenting consultants” to help alleviate stress and resolve issues with their former spouse. The parenting consultant program was created in the mid-1990’s by Dr. Karen Irvin in hopes of giving divorced couples a way of solving their… [...]