Your marriage is over and you have decided to make your separation “official”. Now what? How do you start the process? What are the first steps? Is there a right way and a wrong way to do this? Basically, there are two kinds of separation: The unplanned separation and the planned separation. Here are some […]
What Really Happens In Court?
Every one of us who has watched TV or seen movies has seen the inside of a courtroom. On one side sits the jury. The witness sits in the witness box. Each lawyer sits at a desk with his or her client while there is a large area where the audience or gallery sits. Of […]
When Should You Get A Pre-Nup?
It is quite common these days for couples to enter into a pre-nuptial agreement to try to control how their property will be divided in the event their marriage breaks down. Fundamentally, a pre-nuptial agreement is a binding contract just like any other kind of contract. For this reason, pre-nuptial agreements are formally known, in […]
What Is Family Mediation? Is It Right For Me?
Family mediation is a process where a neutral third party – the mediator – helps two people in conflict to negotiate the terms of a mutually satisfactory separation agreement. There are many different types of mediators – all have different qualifications and styles. A mediator who has earned professional accreditation has met stringent training and […]
Why falling out of love is preventable – and how to prevent it
I absolutely love the song “Say Something” by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera. It’s such a devastating and realistic portrayal of the way so many relationships die. These artists really got it right. So often, when a relationship is in crisis, each partner is looking in vain for the other person to […]