Category Archives: Domestic Relations

Easy for you to say

Q:        Is collaborative just an easy way out of conflict? A:        Actually, hiring an attorney to trash the other party, get as much as possible of what the attorney thinks you think you want, and just go along for the … Continue reading

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It Seemed Like a Paternity

Q:        How is Paternity established? A:        A father-child relationship, for legal purposes, can be presumed or established. A man is presumed by law to be the father of a child if: 1) he was married to the mother at the … Continue reading

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Pay to Play? No way

Q:        Why would I try a Collaborative instead of just filing for divorce to get it over with? A:        Either way, at least one party has decided to end the marriage. The difference is how to get there. In a … Continue reading

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Parenting a Collaborative Child

Q:        How does collaborative law handle parenting issues? A:        When parents fight in court, a judge makes decisions about where the children sleep and when how and where they spend time with each parent. As well-intentioned and thoughtful as these … Continue reading

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Hi. Resolution Definitions

Q:        How do collaborative law and mediation compare? A:        In collaborative, each party has an attorney who participates in the process. A successful collaborative must resolve all matters by agreement. The attorneys then prepare legal documents and represent the parties … Continue reading

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Can’t Afford Not to Collaborate

Is Collaborative divorce expensive? Because collaborative can involve not only two attorneys but also a financial expert and a communications expert, it is easy to imagine dollar signs. In fact, however, collaborative can be less expensive than a litigated divorce … Continue reading

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No Hitting on Runs Home

Q:        What is an abusive relationship? A:        Conflict, disagreement, and tension are not unusual in any relationship. However, in an abusive relationship, one party is intent on having power and control. He or she may use isolation, false accusations, unreasonable … Continue reading

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