A Broken Family Justice System

Aug 8, 2012 by

Several Ontario, Canada Chief Justices commenting on a report from the Law Commission of Ontario agree the family justice system in their jurisdiction left a lot to be desired and that massive changes are probably in order. Observations in the report referred to a “Broken Family Justice System” and included the fact that fine-tuning the system has been ineffective and that perhaps a totally new family law concept is required in the province. The current adversarial system of justice...

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Divorce Lawyers Opting for Valentine’s Truce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Valentine’s Day isn’t always a celebration of undying romantic love. This year, family law attorneys in Texas are exploring ways that disputing couples can play nice, whether they stay together or are torn asunder. For decades, litigation was the only avenue for parties in trouble. The couples would simply load their weapons and come out blazing. During the 1990s, collaborative law was developed as a viable alternative to litigation, offering a more civilized form of divorce for...

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Resources

Dec 20, 2012 by

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Before Divorce

Dec 17, 2012 by

You are beginning to consider or are contemplating divorce, or you want to learn more about what is involved, what the laws are in your state, how much it costs, how it will affect your family, whether or not you need one, or how to get started. Divorce 101 Articles Q&A’s Find Local Resources Divorce 101 How to Divorce Going through a divorce is never a pleasant experience, but if you have a clear understanding of the procedure, it can be a new beginning for...

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Divorce Common Sense

Aug 8, 2012 by

Because divorce laws vary from state to state and must be processed by the court according to the rules of the state you live in, if you can afford it, it might be a good idea to at least consult a divorce attorney before you decide to start filing papers. You don’t want to create a legal and financial nightmare for yourself. Even if you do retain a lawyer, you will still have many decisions to make and it helps to understand how the process works. The easiest way to research the topic of...

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iPhone Divorce Application

Aug 8, 2012 by

From the Daily Mail in the UK comes news that a group of family lawyers has created a new iPhone application offering legal advice and guidance to people contemplating divorce in Britain. The phone application program sells for £9 (about $16 U.S.) and is titled Divorce? – A Comprehensive Guide to Divorce in England and Wales. The application features chapters and sections that claim it will intuitively guide users through the many different options available if their marriage or...

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Simplifying Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Anyone who thinks a divorce is an easy solution to a rocky marriage will quickly find that a divorce is far more likely to be a very stressful event instead. Divorces can be quite expensive and they can be emotionally taxing as well. Many studies have shown that married couples earn more, live longer and are happier than singles that have gone through a divorce. In fact, when you add up all of the costs, obtaining a divorce might be a bigger problem than an unhappy marriage. Those unsure of how...

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Dec 20, 2012 by

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Divorce Curves Ahead: Top Ten Warning Signs

Dec 20, 2012 by

There are no shortages of Top Ten lists of things we all think we know: in divorce, however, the problem is often the need for a list of things you wish you had known. But rear view mirrors are not very useful in evaluating the accidents of divorce: courts are reluctant to go back into the emotional quagmire of a final divorce decree. Better navigation of a divorce’s potential legal curves has enormous benefits for both divorcing parties. Unfortunately, most courts don’t take full measure...

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Catching Cheaters Online

Aug 8, 2012 by

It is common knowledge that the recently relaxed privacy settings on Facebook have enabled some members’ personal details to be leaked without them realizing it. What people might not know is that social media stalking has become a widespread evidence-gathering tool for attorneys involved in divorce cases. In the old days attorneys would have to get the goods on cheating spouses by using private investigators to snoop around with cameras. Now they just go online to look for compromising...

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Court Clerks Sued for Collecting Illegal Fees in Divorce Cases

Aug 8, 2012 by

TAMPA, Fla., March 25 — The Clerks of the Circuit Court have been charging and collecting illegal filing fees in divorce cases throughout the state, according to a class action lawsuit filed today in Hillsborough County. Thousands of cases have been affected and over one million dollars of illegal fees collected by the court clerks since last July, the lawsuit alleges. The suit was filed by several people who paid such fees in their own cases, on behalf of themselves and other people who...

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Do Social Media Sites Increase Divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, Photobucket and others are becoming the latest weapons in divorce and child-support battles. Private investigators searching for information on a client’s wayward spouse or ex-spouse are quickly catching on to the fact that the websites are often a quick and easy way to catch people doing things they don’t want others to know about. Divorce and family law firms are increasing their reliance on information gathered...

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How Expensive Can a Divorce Get?

Aug 8, 2012 by

A Saudi prince is about to join the exclusive ranks of people with the most expensive divorce cases in history. Saudi Arabian royal family member Sheik Mohammed Al Fassi was held liable for $81 million in a 1983 divorce judgment awarded to then wife, Sheikha Dena Al Fassi (now known as Diana Bilinelli). The $81 million settlement may be a staggering amount, but it is not nearly enough to propel one into the ranks of the top five most expensive divorces of all time. Sheik Al Fassi’s...

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Pet Custody Cases on the Rise

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorcing couples have always fought like cats and dogs over child custody in divorce court, but these days it is becoming increasingly common that the battles are actually about who gets custody of the cats and dogs in the home. Members of the 1,600-member American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers concur on this point and have reported that divorce lawyers across the nation have seen a steady rise in the number of pet custody cases on the docket that began in 2000, and continues to rise...

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Prenup Requests Increase

Aug 8, 2012 by

There are a lot of different sources of information on marriage, divorce and other family issues in the United States today and the data they deliver can often be viewed in several ways, but one of the most invested groups to study American families has to be the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). The organization is composed of 1,600 matrimonial attorneys across the country that are committed to improving all aspects of matrimonial law. As practicing attorneys, Academy members are...

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Child Support at the Top

Aug 8, 2012 by

An article in the New York Post recently reported that supermodel Linda Evangelista is asking the New York Court system to award her what the support magistrate in charge of the case is calling the largest cash demand for a child support order in the history of New York Family Court. Evangelista is asking for $46,000 per month in child support for her 4-year old son from her ex-husband. What might be more surprising than the astronomical award amount is the fact that in this particular case,...

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Collaborative Law

Aug 8, 2012 by

What is Collaborative Law? Collaborative Law is a new way of handling a divorce dispute that uses specially-trained lawyers to settle the divorce issues with respect and without a trial. In a collaborative law case, no party may even threaten to take the case to court. If a lawyer should take such an action, they would be barred from representing their client permanently. Why Do I Need a Specially Trained Lawyer? A lawyer trained in collaborative law is necessary because they’re taught to...

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Compatibility Before Marriage

Aug 8, 2012 by

The British family law firm of Bross Bennet is making news lately after urging young couples to take a compatibility test before getting married in an effort to stem the rising tide of divorce in that nation. The test targets hot button relationship issues including finances, family ties, children and general goals. Bross Bennett is one of the largest and most experienced family and divorce law solicitors in London and headed by the specialist team of divorce lawyers, Ruth Bross and Sharon...

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Connecting the dots: Alcohol, Drugs, Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Part I: What it Looks Like One of the things that surprised me when I was doing research for my book The Divorce Lawyers’ Guide to Staying Married (Volt Press, 2006) was how little information there was about the correlation between alcohol and drug abuse and divorce. One attorney who I interviewed thought that up to 30% of the divorce cases were either directly or indirectly related to a spouse’s alcohol or drug abuse. Yet, rarely does one come across any information about this all...

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Considering a Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce. Chances are you’ve been thinking about it for a while. Some days you’re ready to call it quits without remorse, then, two days later, you’re wondering if it’s the right thing to do. What about the kids? What about the mortgage? What will my friends and family think? Divorce is a serious matter and not something that you should enter into lightly. The decisions you make now will impact your future emotionally, financially and oftentimes, spiritually so you...

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