Frequently Asked Questions about Divorce

How much will a divorce cost? How long does the “normal” divorce last? Do I really need a divorce attorney? How much does the average divorce attorney cost? What is an initial divorce consultation? How should I prepare for one? How can I find a good attorney? What do we tell the kids? Do we[…]

Divorce: How Much and How Long? -part two-

In Part 1 of this blog we acknowledged the uniqueness of each case and the fact that there is no formula or exact calculation to predict the total fees or length of the divorce process. We also reviewed two rules of thumb that directly relate to my observations on typical timelines and fee tiers (or[…]

Divorce: How Much and How Long? -part one-

Every one getting divorced seems to ask these two questions: how much will it cost and how long does it take. Well, every case is different, and so there is no cookie-cutter approach or exact formula to determine either the total fees or the length of the proceeding.  People who don’t have kids won’t have[…]

Until Debt Do Us Part

Financial issues in a marriage definitely create conflict, which, if left unchecked and unresolved, can lead to divorce.  Specifically, the use (or misuse) of credit by one spouse is probably one of the top reasons my clients initially come to me for advice or representation. In most states, all liabilities acquired during the marriage are[…]

All Assets Are Not Created Equal!

During divorce, you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse will need to identify all of your assets, value them, and figure out how to allocate them (that is, determining who gets what). As a part of this, you will need to decide upon the assets you would prefer to have, as well as the assets you are[…]

How to Avoid Getting Screwed Over in Divorce

Do you know anyone who believes that they were screwed over in their divorce? Perhaps you feel as though you were taken advantage of by your spouse or by your divorce attorney?  Or maybe this your biggest fear about going through an upcoming divorce. It’s a pretty common theme. I hear it a lot –[…]

Do I need a divorce attorney? What if I cannot afford one?

Not everyone going through a divorce either needs, or can afford, an attorney.  So, how do you know if you need an attorney, and, if you cannot afford an attorney, what are your options? When Do I Need An Attorney? Many people divorce without ever having to spend a dollar in attorney’s fees.  In fact,[…]