Keeping Costs Down on Divorce – Part 2: Experts

Written by on April 28, 2013 in Cost Saving Tips with 0 Comments

When the parties find themselves in need of an expert such as a forensic evaluator or a real estate appraiser, or  it is more economical if the parties agree to jointly retain the expert(s) as opposed to each party hiring their own expert.  While many parties then share the expert fees or pay it from a community property […]

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Keeping Costs Down On Divorce – Part 1: Documentation

Written by on April 28, 2013 in Cost Saving Tips with 0 Comments

Divorces are notoriously expensive, but they don’t have to be.   I am not a proponent of “low-cost divorces,” but I do believe in obtaining your divorce at a low-cost.  So, what can you do to keep the cost of your divorce down?  This is the first article in a 5-part series on things that all […]

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TOP 5 REASONS FOR DIVORCE – from a Divorce Attorney’s Perspective

Written by on January 9, 2013 in Mediation with 0 Comments

As a family law (divorce) attorney, the most common question I am asked is: “What’s the number one cause of divorce?”  My joking response is “Husbands who don’t listen.”  But, in all seriousness, there isn’t one main cause of divorce – but there are a few reasons that I have heard more than once.  Indeed, […]

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THE BENEFITS OF MEDIATION OVER LITIGATION

Written by on November 15, 2012 in Mediation with 0 Comments

If you are reading this, chances are you’ve heard the horror stories your friends, neighbors, and family members have gone through in “divorce court.”  “That can’t be true…There must be another way to dissolve a marriage,” you tell yourself.  Well, there is.  In fact, there is more than one way to resolve a family law […]

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10 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN HIRING A FAMILY LAW (Divorce) ATTORNEY

Written by on April 11, 2012 in Attorneys with 0 Comments

1. The “We do EVERYTHING” Law Firms: Although an attorney may practice most areas of the law upon passing the Bar Exam, I always caution clients to stay away from the attorneys who “limit” their practice to: “general civil litigation (plaintiff and defense), criminal defense, family law, personal injury, workers compensation….”  (you get the picture). […]

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