Matrimonial & Family Law

Divorce and other family law issues are very stressful for parents and children. Fortunately, there are alternatives to litigation which can help ease some of the anxiety and pain. Mediation and Collaborative Practice enable parties to have more control over the process and work out a solution themselves. Attorneys assist in multiple ways depending on which option the parties choose to resolve their disputes. Lawyers may give advice on the law, act as advocates, help negotiate and draft agreements, facilitate discussions, act as neutral mediators or be part of a team of advisors.

Our goal for these blog posts is to educate people about mediation and collaborative practice. Individuals should understand that they do have choices. Divorce doesn’t have to mean an all or nothing battle. Amicable divorce is possible. We want to end (or at least minimize) the culture of divorce wars. Parties should work together to craft a settlement that works best for their family and helps them move forward in their lives. Mediation and collaborative practice should be the norm, not the exception.

Learn more about our mediation and collaborative practice.

How to Deal with the Financial Impact of Divorce in Retirement

By | January 16th, 2018|Matrimonial & Family Law|

Research shows that the divorce rate for adults 50 and older has roughly doubled in the last 25 years. These late life

When Staying Together Is Worse For Children Than Divorce

By | January 9th, 2018|Matrimonial & Family Law|

A recent Huffington Post article talked about how you can damage your kids by staying in a bad marriage. The key point

Divorcing Parents’ Holiday Gift to their Children

By | December 6th, 2017|Matrimonial & Family Law|

For divorcing parents and their children, the holidays can be especially stressful because decisions must be made about where and with whom

Don’t Let Your Divorce Become a Circus

By | October 26th, 2017|Matrimonial & Family Law|

I recently read about a case involving a couple who litigated their divorce for four years.  While a four-year stretch is not

How Collaborative Divorce Helps Grandparents and Grandchildren

By | August 17th, 2017|Elder Law, Matrimonial & Family Law|

High conflict divorces affect not just spouses and children, but also grandparents and other extended family. Suddenly there are a host of

The Fog of Divorce

By | June 7th, 2017|Matrimonial & Family Law|

Divorce is more than a legal process. For many divorcing couples, at least one of the parties comes to the process in an

Amicable Divorce: Not Always an Oxymoron

By | May 10th, 2017|Matrimonial & Family Law|

Amicable Divorce: Not Always an Oxymoron (just ask Ben & Jen) | The Huffington Post A colleague recently asked for comments about

Become A Good Collaborative Divorce Advisor

By | March 9th, 2017|Matrimonial & Family Law|

Think about it this way, if everyone waited for their own specific need to learn about the WEB, where would we be

Out of the Mouths of Clients About Divorce and Mediation

By | March 1st, 2017|Matrimonial & Family Law|

Do you really want to know why traditional litigation should be avoided by divorcing couples? Here are actual accounts given by people

Post On Matrimonial & Family Law

By | March 1st, 2017|Matrimonial & Family Law|

The law relating to family disputes and obligations has grown dramatically since the 1970s, as legislators and judges have reexamined and redefined