Consulting an experienced matrimonial attorney when you are divorcing is essential to help ensure you get the best advice, present a strong case and protect your rights. However, you don’t have to cede all control to your attorney. It is your life and divorce, and ultimately, you are the one … [Read more...] about Do You Disagree With Your Attorney’s Strategy in Your Divorce Case?
Domestic violence is a serious problem and victims can get an order of protection from a court to prevent an abuser from coming near them. However, many people misunderstand what actions can result in an order of protection and the various levels of protection that exist. Courts recognize that … [Read more...] about When Can You Get an Order of Protection?
Just as COVID seems to have improved, we have an increasing number of new worries. The war in Ukraine, inflation and supply shortages are affecting many of us emotionally and financially. In some cases, they are altering our personal choices including whether or not to divorce. That may seem … [Read more...] about Are You Delaying Divorce Because of Inflation or World Events?
Your divorce case has been going on months or longer. You and your spouse have met repeatedly with the judge in a series of compliance conferences to discuss your attempts to resolve your open issues in the divorce. Now the judge has scheduled one more conference – a pre-trial conference. What … [Read more...] about Is Your Divorce Case Ready for Trial? What to Expect at the Pre-Trial Conference
The role of the judge in a divorce case is not just to decide who wins. Long before your case goes to trial, the judge will meet regularly with you to oversee how the divorce is progressing, ensure both sides comply with all procedural rules and court orders and encourage you to resolve your issues. … [Read more...] about How Does the Judge Oversee Your Divorce Case?
After a divorce action is filed, you and your spouse and your attorneys will begin to communicate to try to settle issues in the divorce to the extent no conversation has occurred prior to the filing. These conversations include discussions regarding spousal support, property distribution, and child … [Read more...] about What to Expect the First Time You Appear in Court in Your Divorce Case