Divorce & Separation

Of all of the possible legal careers one can have, that of a family law attorney can be one the most fulfilling. Not only do you have the opportunity to make a good living, but you spend your life helping people navigate through some of the most challenging and difficult periods…

For far too many married couples, divorce is one of the hardest decisions to make. Whether the decision is mutual or one spouse becomes the catalyst for the life changing decision, divorce can be emotionally and financially painful. Often, a soon-to-be ex-husband or wife is left wondering, “What’s next?” Whether the…

People who have lived through a frightening ordeal that threatened or caused physical harm may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Long after the event or situation is over, a person with PTSD continues to feel overwhelming fear, shock, or panic that makes normal life impossible. PTSD is probably…

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The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but they also can be very stressful. In fact, divorce filings usually increase right after the holidays. Follow these tips to keep from derailing your family fun: Control spending. While it is tempting to try to buy happiness, the truth is that more gifts do…

Wire used for wiretapping cheating spouse

You see it in the movies all the time. Husband thinks wife is cheating; he hires a private investigator to follow her around to catch her in the act. But today, couples don’t necessarily need a personal Sherlock Holmes to discover their spouse’s indiscretions. Vast amounts of incriminating data may be…

Americans by and large consider divorce an acceptable decision, according to recently released results from a Gallup poll. Gallup’s annual Values and Benefits survey asked more than 1,500 Americans to rate the moral acceptability of 20 behaviors, including affairs, divorces, gay marriage, doctor-assisted suicide and unmarried women having babies. Cheating was the No….

A new one-day divorce program has become a hit in one California county, according to the Sacramento Bee. Couples are flocking to the courthouse where law students are helping them obtain “express checkout divorces” which allow for a quick dissolution of the marriages without costly and sometimes messy litigation. North…

Women aren’t the only people who receive alimony. In earlier decades, that was a common assumption because men were generally the main breadwinners and women worked in the domestic realm, raising children and maintaining the household. But economic, social and cultural changes in the American landscape over the decades have…