litigation

When Litigation Makes More Sense Than Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) can pave the path to a faster and more amicable divorce, but it’s not ideal in every situation. The following examples highlight the positive role litigation can play in select divorces: Unilateral Divorce In an ideal divorce, both spouses agree to end their relationship on relatively friendly terms. But what if […]

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Five Fascinating Perspectives on Divorce Mediation

Mediation is often lauded as the simple and straightforward alternative to litigation-based divorce. But is this true? While alternative dispute resolution can prove incredibly valuable in certain contexts, it’s far more complex than most divorcing spouses suspect. The following five perspectives will give you a better feel for the mediation process and what it can […]

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A Smart List of Questions to Ask Your Family Law Attorney About Mediation

Mediation allows couples to settle their differences amicably, quickly and privately. It’s not appropriate for everyone, however, so ask your family law attorney these questions: How does mediation compare to other types of alternative dispute resolution (ADR)? For instance, the collaborative process (a different type of ADR) coordinates a team of experts to resolve challenges […]

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What Are the Biggest Regrets People Have About Divorce? Part 1

Regret is a perfectly natural emotion to feel whenever you make any big change in your life—even a positive change or a transition that you thoughtfully chose. So if you’re feeling twangs along the lines of “should we really be doing this?” about your divorce, appreciate that you’re far from alone. A notable study from […]

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Selling Your House After Divorce: Do’s And Don’ts

You and your soon-to-be ex prefer to sell your home and pursue a fresh start. Making this decision is the easy part; now you need to deal with the usual complications of selling real estate, all while under the strain of divorce. Keep the process as simple and stress-free as possible by following these basic […]

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Tips to Find a Great Therapist to Work Through Your Divorce Issues

The need for counseling does not end after you and your spouse opt for divorce. The stress of the process combined with the emotional trauma of leaving a partner can leave you vulnerable to mental health issues, particularly if you have a history of depression. A Clinical Psychological Science study found that nearly sixty percent […]

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Rebuilding Your Credit Score After Going Through a Stressful Divorce

Divorce can have a devastating impact not only on your physical health, but also on the health of your credit. New financial stressors, combined with an irresponsible spouse’s unfettered access to your accounts can cause your credit to dip precariously, leaving you in peril at a time when you need good credit most. Take the […]

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Uncertain About Attending a Divorce Seminar? These FAQs Can Help

We understand it is a big step to attend a workshop like this. Sometimes, it may even be your very first step toward a divorce. And really, that’s why we put these workshops on: to offer support, resources and guidance to those entering a very difficult process. The seminars are for YOU. Below are answers […]

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Signs You Need to Give Up on Mediation and Litigate a Divorce

Mediation success rates vary from firm to firm and case to case, but the success rates for couples who self-select divorce mediation can be as high as 90 percent. Despite the promising figures from mediation, it’s certainly not for everyone. Mediation is an ideal solution for couples who mutually agree on the divorce itself, but […]

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