We get a lot of inquiries from potential clients wondering if they should sign a document. The most common documents in question are “Waivers of citation”, Final Divorce Decrees, Settlement offers, Paperwork in Attorney General Child Support Cases, leases, modifications of contracts and sales agreements. First of all, if you don’t totally and completely understand the document … [Read more...] about Should I Sign This?
Court is not the only way to solve legal disputes and it certainly isn't the cheapest. Two options outside of the courthouse are mediation and arbitration. In lieu of a judge, mediation uses an impartial guide or facilitator to help both parties come to an agreement. Though it is often ordered by a judge, whether or not you settle in mediation is completely voluntary. If you don't come to an … [Read more...] about Mediation vs Arbitration: What You Need To Know
Years ago, divorces were all handled pretty much the same way. A divorce may have been contentious or amicable, but the legal procedures didn't vary too much. Now, there are choices. These choices allow for greater flexibility in choosing the amount of money spent, the amount of time spent, the emotional energy required, and the type/level of analysis of the assets and debts of the couple. … [Read more...] about The 4 Ways to Divorce
In many family law cases, the parties may be required to attend mediation prior to being heard by the judge. Sometimes this news is met with a sigh of annoyance... just one more barrier to getting a "day in court" or "getting this divorce finished."You may feel better about it if you consider the reasons for mediation.Reasons: Clarify the issues- in most divorce cases, there is a laundry … [Read more...] about Mediation is Required in your Divorce Case- Good News or Hassle?
If you are a divorced or divorcing parent who is under the authority of a court and wish to relocate with your child, you may find that you are facing more than you bargained for. Prior to accepting that new job in another state (or before considering a move outside your child's school district), you should: Read your divorce decree or other court orders about visitation and custody to see … [Read more...] about Parent Seeking Relocation to Another State With Child
You may have been told that your divorce case will require mediation. if you have been in an abusive marriage, you may feel especially nervous about facing your spouse since mediation is less formal than a courtroom. It is common to feel a little nervous, and also to feel worried that you may give in too easily. You and your attorney should discuss in advance how to handle the situation - … [Read more...] about Mediation and the Abusive Relationship
There's an old saying that "no [man] is an island". We are fortunately or unfortunately connected to those around us and they are affected by what we do. Especially in the case of two parents quarreling and affecting the children, in the case of employers making decisions that affect their customers and employees, and in the case of two neighbors fighting over property rights. Most of the time … [Read more...] about No One is an Island
Mediation as a method of alternative dispute resolution has steadily grown in popularity and use since the 1980s. Most people are familiar with the idea of court-ordered mediation for civil and family law cases. But many people don't know these facts about mediation; If you have a dispute with another party, you can choose to hire an impartial mediator and go to mediation before … [Read more...] about Mediation Isn’t Just for Big Cases Anymore!