One of the first things we tell couples when meeting with us is that they need to determine what process they want to use to reach a settlement. There are several options available such as “pro-se” (which is a term for “do-it-yourself”), mediation, collaborative divorce, or litigation. When evaluating options, we encourage people to strongly…

Agreeing to a divorce settlement can be overwhelming, especially when you read through the legal jargon incorporated in your decree. There is some standard language you may see that clients commonly have questions about. One of the most asked questions has to do with the phrase “plus or minus gains and losses.” It is very…

Collaborative Divorce is a process in which parties agree to settle without resorting to litigation. There are several aspects of collaborative divorce that make it unique from the traditional process that most people are familiar with. The biggest advantage is it can be a much healthier, cost effective, and efficient way to resolve your case….

The most frequent question we get from clients is, “Is this a fair settlement offer?”. This is a complicated question and differs depending on every situation. There is no one size fits all answer for a variety of reasons. First, fair is a relative term. If you want a split of the assets that is…

There are several things to consider when you are contemplating divorce and you do not have any minor children. Whether you did not have any children during your marriage, or your children are all grown, your divorce process will be different. Let’s take a look at the top 5 things to know about divorcing without…

You have finally made it to the other side. The paperwork has been finalized, and now it is time to get all the assets and accounts divided so you can move on with your new life. But as money starts to get moved from account to account, there is a common concern about whether the…

Once all of the paperwork has been filed and approved by the court, you are officially moving on to your post-divorce life. Before too much time passes, be sure to address these steps to get you started on the right path. 1. Notify All Insurance Policies Be sure to review the beneficiaries on any policies…

One of the most common questions we get when talking to a prospective client about their divorce is, “What assets should I be advocating for?” The implication here is that not all accounts are created equally, and that is the truth. Equal and equitable are not the same thing when discussing an asset division. Here…

Today it seems like everything has its own jargon, and the world of divorce is no different. You may learn a lot of new words and phrases, and you may be asked lots of questions. You will want someone on your team who can help you understand the jargon of divorce. For example: • Divorce…

When we meet with someone who has questions about divorce, we typically discuss what we call the “three emotional phases of divorce”. The first phase is where you may be right now. It’s the feeling that there is a heavy weight on your shoulders that won’t go away. Even when you are doing something fun,…

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